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Record Heat, Heat Advisory, Isolated Storm Chances

By · July 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

A Heat Advisory is in effect until 8pm tomorrow. Air temps will likely soar to around 100 with heat index values reaching 105+. Be careful out there!

Temps at noon were already 3 degrees warmer than at noon Monday. We hit a high of 98 yesterday, so it’s feasible we could hit 100, maybe 101 today! We were at 94 degrees at 1pm.

To tie today’s record set in 1887, we need to hit 100. To beat it, we need to hit 101. We could do it!

Here’s your hour-by-hour afternoon forecast.

So how hot has it been this year? Some impressive stats! We’ve hit 90+ 31 times (more than double the average). We’ve hit 95+ 14 times – will be 15 later today (more than triple the average). We’ve hit 100+ 6 times – later today will likely make 7 (more than 30 times the average!)

The heat eases a little in your WTHR-TV 7-day, but then builds right back next week. As for rain chances, we could pop an isolated storm this afternoon, but our best chance of rain come tomorrow afternoon as a cold front drops in – scattered showers/storms are possible with a 30% chance of rain. We could still have a few showers/storms Thursday with isolated rain possible Friday and again Tuesday.

Finally our Hoosier Pic at noon of the gorgeous cloud everyone was talking about last night! Thanks to Justin Morales for posting his shot of the cloud when it looked like a giant heart billowing in the sky! That storm in Hancock county did manage to drop some beneficial rain on areas from Cumberland to near Greenfield and New Palestine. Submit your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13.

Stay cool if you can!
-Chikage

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