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Prepare for Record Heat and Possible Triple Digits

By · July 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

What a way to warm up! Our low this morning was 74, we hit 82 at 9am, and climbed to 93 by 12:15pm. The record for today is 98 and that’s also my forecast for this afternoon. Heat indices around 100 are also possible. Stay cool if you can! The UV Index is very high at a “10” which means less than 15 minutes to burn if you’re unprotected.

The heat builds the next couple days and we could hit 100 both Tuesday and Wednesday which would tie 2 more records. We’ve already had 6 days of 100+ heat this summer. A cold front sinks southward on Wednesday bringing us our best chance of rain all week. Scattered showers and t-storms are possible, mainly afternoon to evening. Thursday and Friday we get a cool-down with highs dropping to around 90 each day along with isolated rain possible…but we could warm right back up through the 90s by the weekend.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at noon today from the Lapel Village Fair that took place over the weekend. Daniel Paull took this pic of the Bumpy Barrel Ride in Downtown Lapel. Submit your pic! Post it here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Stay cool if you can and cross your fingers for rain!
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