Friday, area-wide was 100% clear! There wasn't an afternoon cloud to be found in the state and for over 150 miles late Friday afternoon. What a day, and it is so well deserved following the terribly cloudy months of May and June.
Friday marked the sunniest and clearest day since last July 7th and ranks among only two other days all year this clear. The clearest days of 2019 are January 5, March 26, and topping them all is today, July 12.
July is the second sunniest month annually in Indianapolis, only trailing August. July produces 66% possible sunshine and to-date has produced 53%. That makes this the sunniest month to-date this year! It is well deserved, so soak up the sunshine, but just remember to wear that sunblock!
The upcoming weekend will remain very sunny with just a few added clouds Sunday and a small chance of a thunderstorm. Real rain chances are still on hold until tropical storm "Barry" remnants near Tuesday.
OPPRESSIVE HEAT LATE NEXT WEEK?
Off overnight computers there are strong indications that incredible levels of humidity will be up-welled as "Barry" nears next week. In the wake of "Barry" an upper level hot dome is to build east. Should these trends hold, we could experience some of the hottest temperatures in central Indiana in years. Current forecasts include highs of 96° and 97° late next week. Stay tuned, we will be monitoring these trends very closely.