May’s open the wettest in 20 years; Dry time is coming along with big warm up

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Forecast temps Friday 6 PM

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CHILLY WEDNESDAY

It felt more like March Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures at 4 PM of 54° and northwest winds over 20 mph is more typical of a March 20th day.  The average high starting Thursday reaches 70° and will remain above 70° through October 4th.

SHOWERS INCREASE OVERNIGHT

Dry time is not going to hold and showers will once again roam central Indiana overnight. Coverage will increase to 30-40% of the area through the night.

Showers increase later tonight and early Thursday morning
Showers increase later tonight and early Thursday morning

PLENTY OF RAIN RECENTLY

How's that lawn looking? Probably very green and tall! We've had 3.81" of rain the past 9 days and May's open is the wettest in 20 years with 1.65" down through Wednesday afternoon. The Spring rainfall surplus is now approaching 4".

Rainfall Departure from Normal

STRONG WARM UP TO END WEEK

A couple of very chilly starts coming Thursday and Friday morning but a strong warm up is still in the works entering the weekend. Early morning temperatures may reach the upper 30s in spots especially early Friday morning.  Warmer Friday afternoon as temperatures surge to near 70° with plenty of sunshine!

Forecast temps Friday 6 PM
Forecast temps Friday 6 PM

A passing warm front early Saturday morning may bring a shower per new overnight computer runs - we will monitor and should not have a impact on the mini-marathon this weekend.  Stay tuned. Rain and thunderstorm chances will return however buy Saturday late afternoon and evening after a run up to 80°!

A passing cold front late Saturday night will diminish rain chances for Mother's Day and cool temperatures back to the upper 60s.

Weather map 8 am Saturday
Weather map 8 am Saturday

 

 

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