INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — May was a cooler month for much of Indianapolis. We saw below normal highs for much of the month including frost lingering into Mother’s Day weekend.
More than half the days in Indianapolis during the month were below normal.
We did see our first 80 degree day for the year on May 20 and recorded seven 80 degree days.
The average temperature for the month ended up being 60.9 which is almost three degrees below normal. It was the 46th coolest May on record.
As far as precipitation goes, May saw 3.57″ of rainfall, which is an inch below normal.
The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a chance for above normal precipitation for southern Indiana. The farther south you travel, around eastern Texas and western Louisiana have a higher chance for receiving above normal precipitation. Below normal rainfall is possible in the pacific northwest.
As for June temperatures it looks like much of central and northern Indiana have the potential to see above normal temperatures. The northeast and the western United States have a higher chance for picking up warmer than normal temperatures. The forecast calls for eastern Texas to see below normal temperatures.