Heat Builds, Storm Chances Increase

We hit 96 Sunday in Indianapolis and the heat and humidity will creep up even more for the work week. A Heat Advisory is in effect from Terre Haute to Vincennes Monday from 1 to 8pm, and an Excessive Heat Warning covers Southwest Indiana from Monday through Thursday. Heat index values may surge above 105 there…and we’ll likely have heat indices above 100 here in Central Indiana. Actual air temps may reach upper 90s on Monday for Indy, with 100 possible for Terre Haute and Lafayette and other parts of Western Indiana.

While most areas will stay dry Monday, there could be some storms crossing the northern tier of the state – some of those storms could be strong to severe and a Slight Risk of Severe Storms covers areas from Muncie to Fort Wayne points north and east. The best chance for Central Indiana to get showers and storms looks like Tuesday (Scattered) and again Thursday (late – possibly severe), but at least a 20% chance looks possible from Monday night through Friday.

A front moving through late Thursday/early Friday will bring cooler air into Central Indiana that could last into Brickyard 400 weekend. For now, I’m forecasting a high of 90 for race day with a slight chance of showers and storms late.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic from Pamela Brearley who captured a Segway tour along the Indy Canal. Submit your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a great week!

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