1.29 rain here in 2 days; lowest high
Officials are saying the rainfall which fell in Decatur and Adams County in the last couple of days isn't enough to end a burning ban. But it certainly was welcome.
In all, the Decatur weather station recorded 1.29 inches of rain, .92 of that coming after 7 p.m. Thursday. That's more rain than fell the entire month of June, 1.08 inches, and boosts July's total to 1.92 inches.
Decatur also recorded its lowest daily high of the month, with a top mark of 84 registered at the weather station on Thursday. The previous low among July's highs was an 86 on July 8.
In fact, yesterday's high in the 80s was only the fifth one of the month, and three of those were 88-degree highs.
The cooler readings apparently aren't going to stick around too long. The National Weather Service says we can expect a high here today of around 82 and a high near 85 on Saturday. Then it's up to the low 90s for Sunday through Wednesday, forecasters said.
The next mention of rain is a 40 percent chance on Monday night.
More than 9,000 power outages were reported across central and southern Indiana in the wake of Thursday's storms. Utilities reported fewer than 1,000 outages remained this morning.
The weather service said two-thirds of an inch of rain fell on Kokomo and more than a quarter of rain at one of its Indianapolis reporting sites.
Organizers called off a high school marching band contest as a thunderstorm hit the Delaware County fairgrounds in Muncie Thursday evening. It was among among several that raked the state, the weather bureau said.