Beating the Heat

This will be our 8th day of 90-degree heat this year. The average? 18 days each year. We won’t quite get to record territory, but we will be 10 degrees above average with a high of 93. If you want to beat the heat, seek shade or air conditioning, because Mother Nature won’t be doing us any favors.

Today is also the 15th straight day officially for Indy without any measurable rain. We’re now around 2 1/2″ below average for the month and nearly 5″ below average for the year. We need rain!

Our next chance of rain comes Thursday. Unfortunately, it’s not a very good chance. Look for about a 60% chance of rain north and west of Lafayette with up to 1/2″ possible. From Indy points north and west to Lafayette, I’m expecting about a 30% chance of showers and storms with maybe up to 1/4″ of rain. South and east of Indy, the front looks like it really falls apart – meaning rain chances drop to around 20% and rain totals may only be up to 1/10″.

Behind the front, Friday will bring slightly cooler air in the 80s. We could see a shower or storm Saturday night to Sunday morning (again with very little rain expected), but it does look like a little heat relief to start next week with mid 80s in your WTHR-TV 7-day.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at noon: Guiness the dog knows how to beat the heat! He spends time in the pool! Great pic from Amanda Kilgore of the BAM Chase Team. Submit your pic! Just post it on WTHR’s Facebook page:¬†

Stay Cool!
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