Much needed rain hit Central Indiana yesterday, with the Indianapolis airport receiving its first measurable rain since the ninth of August. Up until yesterday, we were on pace for one of the driest August ever here in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis airport had only recorded .85 inches of rain. The August average is 3.13 inches of rain. Our monthly deficit before yesterday was 2.28”
Overall, Indianapolis saw .30” of rain on Saturday. Areas around the city saw significantly more rain than that. Of all the major reporting sites around the state Bloomington recorded the largest rain total with 1.23” of rain recorded.
Along with the rain we did see plenty of storm reports as well. One inch diameter hail was recorded in Clermont. 5/6” hail was also recorded in Indianapolis. Speedway also recorded 1.73” of rain falling.
For today, it will once again be hot with highs in the mid to low 90s. There will also be a chance for severe weather off to our west with I think this area seeing weather similar to what we saw yesterday. This means localized downpours, small hail, and gusty winds will be possible ahead of our next cold front that will slide through overnight tonight.