Spotty showers this evening then pleasant air arrives
Just a few isolated showers have popped during daytime heating along and ahead of a cold front that will bring a return to pleasant conditions to central Indiana.
The Indianapolis Skycam shows fair weather clouds and blue sky this afternoon… with breezy conditions as gusts have neared 30mph at times. Shower chances are low in the 20-30% range, so most backyards stay dry this evening.
Temperatures are only the lower 80s but it feels much warmer due to lingering muggy air. However, the passage of a cool front this evening will push the Muggy Meter back into the comfortable range for several days.
With dew points falling into the 50s, you’ll be able to open the windows at night and allow fresh air to cool the house.
The dry air arrives just in time to push isolated showers south of Victory Field before the Indianapolis Indians’ first pitch at 7:05pm. If you’re heading to the game expect a pleasant breeze and mild temperatures in the 70s.
Any showers diminish quickly this evening and clouds should clear early too. The only fly-in-on-the-ointment overnight and early Wednesday will be areas of dense fog that develop due to the early morning and lows dropping to near 60 degrees.
Any fog should quickly diminish to allow for a mostly sunny midday and just some fair weather clouds during the afternoon. Expect mild highs in the mid to upper 70s tomorrow with gusty thermal winds developing to the tune of 10 to 25mph.
More spectacular summer weather is in store for Thursday and Friday across the Ohio Valley. It appears our next storm chance will be Friday night into Saturday morning… though the verdict remains out on exact timing and coverage at this point.
Definitely nothing to cancel any weekend plans over at this point, but we’ll adjust the forecast as needed heading into the weekend. Meanwhile… long range ensemble data continues to hint of another fall-ish air mass over the Ohio Valley next week that would produce temperature anomalies of 10-15 degrees Tuesday through Thursday. It’s far away, but another trend we’re eyeing closely. It is reflected in the 7 day forecast with highs dropping back into the 70s after a round of heavy storms next Monday.
Have a great evening and enjoy the refreshing air this evening – Sean Ash