Warmest air of 2021; April showers to arrive midweek

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TEMPERATURES RISE

Indianapolis posted its sixth 70-degree day of 2021, and Monday was the warmest so far. The temperature topped 77°, marking the warmest air of the year and warmest since mid-November. Last year to-date had only posted one 70-degree or warmer day. On average, we have four days at or above 70° by now.

It felt more like May, and in-fact, the high Monday is the normal high for May 29, or what we would expect for race weekend!

Typically, the first occurrence of a 75° day comes on April 3, so we are about on schedule. Last year, we reached and surpassed 75° on April 7.

WARMTH TO CONTINUE

We are expecting a very mild week with additional 70-degree days Tuesday and Wednesday.

April showers are to make their fist appearances here as early as late Wednesday but likely Thursday. There seems to be evidence that rain chances are to become more frequent starting later this week with a series of low to pass the state. The second one is Saturday night and Sunday.

This April has yet to produce measurable rainfall and is only the 16th April on record to open this dry.

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