We missed the record for Indy on Sunday, but areas to our north like Kokomo soared to 97 degrees! South Bend hit 97 which shattered both the daily and May record for heat. Fort Wayne hit 96, also setting a record for hottest ever in the month of May. Chicago and Rockford, Illinois set daily records, as did Paducah, Kentucky.
Our high of 91 in Indy was one degree shy of the Indy 500 record, 3 degrees away from the daily record, and 5 degrees from the all-time May record.
Memorial Day will bring more heat and humidity, with highs in the low 90s and heat index values in the mid 90s.
Late Memorial Day through early Tuesday, we could see scattered showers and storms develop. There’s a slight risk of severe storms (hail/high winds) for areas north and west of Indy.
We could use the rain. This month, we’re now about 2 and 1/4″ below average and we’ve only had 1/10″ of rain since May 10th officially! Some areas could get up to 1/2″ of rain with the Monday night/Tuesday morning system. But more rain is likely Thursday afternoon into Friday.
Temperatures will take a dramatic turn downward as you can see in your WTHR-TV 7-day. We may struggle in the 60s by Friday!