Dangerous record heat is expected across Central Indiana this weekend.
A Heat Advisory goes into effect at noon today and expires at 8pm Sunday. Highs will reach the low to mid 90s today and tomorrow, but will feel more like 100 degrees with the heat index. Drink plenty of water, and stay cool. A Knozone Action Day has also been declared for Saturday and Sunday.
A high of 95 is expected Sunday, that would make it the warmest date on record and the warmest running of the Indy 500. The warmest Indy 500 to date was in 1937 at 92 degrees. The temperature record for May 27th is 94 from 1911. The hottest temperature for the month of May on record is 96 back in 1911.
Memorial Day looks mainly dry with temps in the low 90s. Late Monday into Tuesday scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop. Some storms may be strong.
Behind the rain is much cooler temps! Showers and storms will clear out by Tuesday afternoon with highs in the low 80s.
Wednesday we’re back to temps in the 70s, and by Thursday we’ll be tracking more rain.
By Friday, we could be talking upper 60s!
We need all the rain we can get, and there are a few chances in the 7 day forecast. Indianapolis is running about two inches below normal for the month of May, and for the year when it comes to rain.