A rather active summertime pattern will remain for the next week. An upper low will continue to slowly work its way across the state keeping clouds and cooler than average temperatures in place for the weekend. We begin to warm up to near or slightly above average temps as we head into the work week. Rain chances will remain with highs in the mid to upper 80s expected. We still have not hit the 90s officially for the Indianapolis airport. You’d need to go all the way back to 2004 to find the last
time we hit that mark later than what we have this year. In 2004 we failed to hit the 90s for the entire year.
For this morning there is a flash flood watch for communities just east of Indianapolis. You can see the map at the top of the page for the communities included in this watch through ‘this afternoon’ according to the National Weather Service. A quick look at estimated rain from this area shows rain totals from yesterday at only about a half inch for these communities. More rain could set up and continue to fall this morning into this afternoon and that is going to be the main concern.
I think the area sees more rain on Saturday. Rain totals could average about a quarter of an inch with some communities seeing more than an inch of rain. The rain will still be scattered but the coverage area and duration will be what could change from today. Also there’s a much better chance places like Lafayette and Terre Haute see rain on Saturday.
Temperatures are set to warm by a couple of degrees on Sunday with another day of scattered rain possible. We will see a more summer like pattern for Monday and Tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 80s and a chance for afternoon storms. The weather turns stormy on Tuesday with a cold front passing through on Wednesday evening. This means we could also see storms on Wednesday. Cooler behind the front with temperatures dipping to the low 80s on Tuesday.