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Moderate drought conditions for parts of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)– The new drought monitor is out and shows parts of western Indiana under moderate drought conditions. Much of the state is seeing abnormally dry conditions.

It’s important to note that this data is tabulated on Tuesday and the map is released on Thursday so any rainfall during the week is not taken into account in this map.

Despite seeing some rain over the weekend and early this week, a couple of locations are below normal for the month.

Indianapolis is about a quarter of an inch below normal for the month with precipitation. Lafayette is 1.44″ below normal. Which explains why the moderate drought has expanded to include Lafayette.

We picked up some much needed rain Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Indianapolis picked up about 0.37″ while some locations just west of Crawfordsville picked up an inch of rainfall.

However parts of Warren and Tippecanoe counties missed out on some of the rain.

The next drought monitor will be released on August 29.


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.