INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly all of Indiana saw rain all day Thursday, along with cooler-than-normal temperatures. Most of central Indiana saw about an inch of rain, but the heaviest precipitation was in southwest Indiana.
“The bullseye was down near Vincennes, where we’ve seen a little more than two inches in some spots,” says Andrew White, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. White said we’ve had our fair share of pop-up thunderstorms this summer, but Thursday’s widespread rain was the first real “soaking” that covered nearly the entire state.
Temperatures were only in the 70s throughout Indiana Thursday, which is well below normal for this time of the year. WISH-TV Meteorologist Marcus Bailey says the average is around 85 degrees, but the entire state won’t be hitting that again for at least the next week.
“We’ve been well above average several days, where we’ve been at 90+ and had high humidity,” Bailey said. “Now, we’re going to have a long stretch where we’re likely looking at numbers between 75 and 82 degrees for the next ten days.”
He adds that lows will be in the 50s and 60s every night for the next week, which means you can give your air conditioning a break and open up the windows to get some nice, fresh air into the house.