Coolest July on record for Indianapolis

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Sean Ash

We're wrapping up the coolest July on record for Indianapolis in style today. Hazy sun, scattered clouds and a very slim rain or storm chance this evening. This will be our driest day until Sunday afternoon. Temperatures near 80 degrees will slowly cool into the lower 70s by 10pm.

More patchy, dense fog will develop overnight into Friday morning, but that's the only weather issue when the gates open on the Indiana State Fair. We're anticipating a clear radar until after 2pm tomorrow when there's a 50% chance of scattered storms. This doesn't mean the storms will move over the state fairgrounds, but you'll need to monitor radar to plan around these cells.

Saturday is Band Day at the fair and we'll have a similar set up with a upper low moving over central Indiana. Expect a dry start with storms flaring up around or just after midday. This upper air feature moves east to allow for dry, warm conditions on Sunday.

All long range signs point toward normal to slightly above temperatures early next week with highs in the upper 80s Tuesday into Thursday. A cold front provides a good chance of storms Thursday afternoon, and some of those could be strong.

Have a great evening!