Clouds moved into the state overnight and it’s all a sign that the warm front is getting closer to Central Indiana. You’ll notice that it isn’t as chilly this morning, especially here in Indianapolis and there’s a bit more moisture in the air too.
Due to clouds and spotty showers this afternoon, temperatures will once again be below normal and this could easily be our 7th day in a row with temperatures below the 80 degree mark. It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of July with temperatures like this!
Now let’s talk rainfall! We’ll see some isolated light showers (sprinkles) this morning as the warm front continues to move into the state. No one location will get heavy rain or long-lived rain out of the morning activity. Spotty showers develop this afternoon as the activity out in Illinois this morning finally makes it into the Hoosier state. We are not expecting severe weather out of this system. We’ll be lucky to even hear any rumbles of thunder today and we don’t have a ton of convective energy to tap into to produce those storms.
Originally, this system looked like it was going to dump a decent amount of rain on Central Indiana. But as this event comes into focus today, it’s looking like less of a heavy rain event and more of a spotty event. The 6 model average yesterday was coming in at .5″ of rainfall, but that also included one outlier of 1.13″ from a more aggressive model. Now this morning, even that higher possibility can be thrown out. The majority of Central Indiana will pick up less than .5″ of rainfall, if not closer to .25″ for many spots. The low pressure system should still pass through our southern spots and that’s where we’ll see some of our better rainfall chances accumulations with locally higher amounts.
Scattered showers and isolated storms continue Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, showers come to an end and clouds decrease. Wednesday afternoon will be partly cloudy with a high near 79°F. We finally make it back into the low 80s as we finish out the workweek but still not up to start of August standards.