Cooler and drier in central Indiana this week



The rain ended early this morning, and overall, ends for the time being. A six-day rainfall — total that includes the wettest day of 2021 when 1.55″ fell Saturday — reached 2.25″ in Indianapolis today. Other area rainfall totals included 2.04″ at Eagle Creek, 1.17″ Shelbyville and .91″ in Bloomington.

Drier days are ahead along with the cool down.


Entering Monday, April 2021 is the warmest April in six years and among the warmest 20 on record. Temperatures really recovered with the sunny skies Monday to the mid-to-upper 60s — a full 15-degrees warmer than Sunday. Gust wind aided in the jump.

A long advertised cool down is still on track and takes hold later this week. The second-half of April is certainly looking to trend below normal starting later this week. By Thursday afternoon, temperatures will run 5 to 8-degrees below normal. Afternoon highs may only reach March-level 50s for several afternoons, while nighttime temperatures lower into the 30s.

Prospects for early-morning frost look to be highest Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Adding clouds and rain chances by the weekend should shelf frost chances for the time being.

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