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93º | 20% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 6:16 a.m. |
Sunset 9:16 p.m. | Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

 
🏖️Hello, summer weather
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There’s so much to do in Indy, why not earn a little extra scratch to pay for it? | Photo via @danielgrosephotography
We know the question on your mind, Hoosiers — how many pool days will we get this summer?

Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for June, July, and August. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what summer will bring.

Reminder: The first official day of summer is Thursday, June 20.

NOAA summer 2024

The NOAA predicts likely above average temperatures for the next three months.

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Graphic by the NOAA

🌡️ Temperature

Think hot. This summer, Indy has a 33-40% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Expect slightly more precipitation. Indy has a 33-40% chance of seeing higher than average rainfall amounts this summer.

☀️ Drought

Drought conditions are not expected to develop this summer in Naptown.

Summer Rain Outlook 2024

Indy has equal chances of rain for the summer months.

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Graphic by the NOAA

June

We have equal chances of experiencing above average temperatures in Indy this month. The average high temperature in June is 81º, but this week is already well above that — with forecasted temperature highs hovering in the low 90s. Similarly, precipitation will linger at the average mark in June, which means we can expect approximately eight days of rain. Sounds like perfect pool weather to us.

July

In July, the average high is 85º and the average low is 65º. Similar to June, the average amount of rainfall is eight days. We’re thinking that this will call for plenty of afternoons spent meandering through Indy’s parks followed by an al fresco dinner at a local spot.

August

The average amount of rainfall typically dips to seven days in August + the average high temperature is 83º. However, August 24, 2023 brought us Indy’s hottest day of the year, so that leaves us wondering — will we experience our hottest day of 2024 during this final month of summer?
 
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What’s something on your summer bucket list?

 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, June 19
  • Juneteenth Recital | Wednesday, June 19 | 7-8 p.m. | All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 E. 56th St., Indianapolis | Free | Get inspired by beautiful gospel + choral music at this concert featuring renowned singer Amanda Thomas.
Thursday, June 20
  • Summer Solstice Yoga Series | Thursday, June 20 | 5 p.m. | The Alexander, 333 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis | Free | Let go of the day’s tensions with this outdoor yoga class every Thursday.
  • Game Night | Thursday, June 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Indy Reads, 1066 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis | Free to play | Bring the family and friends for some chess and games, or bring along your favorite game to play.
Friday, June 21
  • Pro Wake Tour | Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22 | Times vary | Lakefront At Keystone, 9345 Delegates Row, Indianapolis | Free | Watch pro wake riders compete for the Pro Wake Tour championship title.
  • Brothers Osborne | Friday, June 21 | 8 p.m. | Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | $21+ | Listen to this country music duo play hits like “It Ain’t My Fault” and “Break Mine.”
Saturday, June 22
  • Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival | Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | $0-$30 | Experience cultural performances and shop from 140+ artists and vendors at this 32nd annual festival that celebrates Native cultures.
  • Pride Night | Saturday, June 22 | 7 p.m. | Carroll Stadium, 1001 W. New York St., Indianapolis | $6.22 | Cheer on Indy Eleven as they compete against Orange County SC at this matchup celebrating the LGBTQ+ community — limited-edition reusable clear bags are available for purchase at check out.*
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News Notes
 
Today Is
  • Juneteenth. It is a federal holiday, so expect closures of banks and post offices. Observe the day by checking out these two community events.
Transit
  • Speaking of Juneteenth, IndyGo will operate on its Saturday schedules in observation of the holiday. Utilize the IndyGo website to plan your route.
Sports
  • The US Olympic Swim Team Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium are in full swing + several local athletes have already qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Stay tuned for our newsletter this Friday, June 21 — we’ll have more coverage about Indiana’s recently qualified Olympic athletes. (WTHR)
Hoosier
  • WTHR sportscaster Dave Calabro announced via social media that he will retire at the end of this year. Calabro has been with the station since 1992 and currently serves as the sports director. (IBJ)
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Family
  • In case you were looking for a sign to become a member of The Children’s Museum, this is it. Through Sunday, June 30, the museum is offering an extra month of membership when you join or renew (that’s 13 months for the price of 12). Learn more.
Active
  • If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between biking on a trail versus a velodrome, the Track 101 class at the Major Taylor Velodrome on Saturday, June 22 is for you. During the clinic, you’ll learn the basics of riding on the velodrome + the techniques needed to be successful.
Listen
  • This past weekend, Indiana basketball’s staff and team visited recruits Braylon Mullins and Trent Sisley at Mike Woodson’s team camp. Listen to Locked On’s Jacob Goins explain why it’s so important for the Hoosiers to land these two players for the 2025 class.
Arts
  • Welcome home, Indy. The long-awaited exhibition “Home Again” is now open. This is the first installation of The Hawryluk Collection of Art in Nature, a new series of outdoor public art in The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. Play and interact with art installations centered around the notion of home + shelter.*
Beauty
  • PROVEN Skincare analyzes 47 unique factors to create a personalized three-step regimen just for you. Take the quiz today. Bonus: get 50% off with code PROVENPARTNER.*
 
 
Community
 
This bus stop just got an upgrade
A blue and red weather shelter at a bus stop in Indianapolis.
We especially love the bright orange bench that provides a place to sit down and relax.|Photo provided by Damar Services
If you’ve driven along Ameriplex Parkway recently, you’ve likely noticed the addition of a vibrant blue weather structure at the IndyGo bus stop — near Damar Services’ headquarters and Damar Village. But what you may not know, is that there is a story behind this structure.

After watching someone wait for the bus in the rain at the bus stop, Damar Services CEO Jim Dalton tasked Damar project design lead and Ball State University student Reese Higginbotham with designing the structure.

To build it, Higginbotham considered what type of durable materials and design configuration would keep people safest. After 15 design iterations, Higginbotham and the Damar leadership team decided upon what you can find along Ameriplex Parkway now — a blue structure made of vertical slates that provides shade + shelter.

Learn more about Damar and the org’s work in the community.
 
The Buy
 
Too Faced’s coveted Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara, which is newly available on Amazon.
 
 
The Wrap
 
Emily Shea wearing a black shirt next to houseplants Today’s edition by:
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From the editor
The past few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading by the pool. Two books I recently finished and loved were “The Ministry of Time” by Kaliane Bradley and “The Heiress” by Rachel Hawkins. Fellow readers, chime in with your book recommendations — bonus points if they’re by a local author.
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