Not only has this been the driest and the third warmest July on record, but this month now stands as one of the four hottest months in Indianapolis history.
Today, the forecast changes… just a bit! We have a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening as highs hit the low to mid 90s. We’re not looking for widespread severe weather, but a few isolated storms could be strong to severe. Very heavy rain and damaging winds will be possible with thunderstorms that bubble up. A Heat Advisory is in effect starting at noon and ending at 8pm South of I-70. Heat indices will push over 100 degrees.
Overnight, isolated showers and storms come to an end and temps drop to around 70.
For Saturday, we’re back up to the low 90s with a small chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm. The same small pop up chance sticks with us for Sunday and the Brickyard 400 as highs remain in the low 90s, but it will feel more like 100.
Our next chance for rain moves in Wednesday and Thursday.
Notice, there is nothing but 90s in the 7 day forecast. If we hit at least 90 degrees each and every day through Friday, we’ll break a record set back in 1936 of consecutive 90 degree days in a row. In 1936, there were 19 days of 90+ in a row, if we make it to next Friday, we’ll hit 20!