A fairly easy forecast this morning, as we only have a bit of lingering shower and thunderstorm action over southeast Indiana to deal with the short term. These rains and thunderstorms should be gone by late morning and the sunshine will spread over the rest of the state through the day. Cooler temps will be in behind the front that moved through finally last night.
We have a c completely dry forecast now from this afternoon through next Saturday, perhaps even Sunday. Our frontal boundary for the 5th into the 6th is looking much weaker, and as of this writing, will not be a player next weekend. The only hiccup we may see is a little bit of cloud cover and a sprinkle or two over north central and northeast Indiana perhaps next Wednesday late afternoon and evening, as a little disturbance moves over the great lakes. However, that moisture looks very weak and we do not think will have a good chance of swinging down into this area, as we transition from one high to another. We are emphasizing the dry stretch all the way through this coming week.
In the extended period, we are watching for a front still somewhere in that 6th-7th time frame, especially since the wave for the 5th and 6th has dissipated. Rains do not look overly impressive, perhaps up to half an inch, with coverage at 60%. The rest of the extended period is mostly dry, as high pressure returns.
With regard to temperatures, we think that we will see temps slowly build through this coming dry week, moving to above normal levels, but not reaching excessive territory. In the extended period, normal to above normal temps will also be the rule.
So, the bias this morning is drier for the state through the first half of August. But, a lot can change over the coming weeks.