THANKS….WE NEEDED THAT
The rainfall Monday topped 1.6” in Indianapolis (at 5:30PM) – more than the entire month of July and August combined and the most since the 2” rain on June 20th. Many areas of central and west central Indiana have been bone dry. Through Sunday – we were running nearly 7” below normal since July 1st. Thundery downpours produced locally higher totals on the city’s northwest side where 2.86” of rain fell at Eagle Creek. Thunder and lightning accompanied the rain at times – causing a few fires in Hamilton and Johnson Counties.
The rain will let up in the city by 8PM – with drizzle possible through morning. Hazy and foggy conditions prevail but as clearing arrives later tonight – light winds and recent rainfall could being dense fog to some areas early Tuesday morning. Visibility will be lowest especially away from the city.
WARMER BEFORE A COOL OFF
AM fog will lift and allow sunshine Tuesday afternoon – an important ingredient for warmer temps. Tuesday afternoon temps should reach the middle 70’s as winds return to the south later in the day. A second cold front arrives Wednesday night but before winds shift, temps could reach 80° Wednesday afternoon.
UPPER LOW FORECAST THIS WEEKEND
Long range forecast models are indicating a slow moving upper low dropping in later in the week and hanging around into early next week. Typically this atmospheric set up will generate cooler than normal temps and produce afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest developments on this pattern change.