Record Heat Today… Relief In SightBy
Another record breaking day is ahead for Central Indiana. Highs will top 100 degrees today, the record is 101 from 1936. It will feel like 105 to 115, so the excessive heat warning is still in effect until 8pm.
Today will be the 6th day of the year with a high of at least 100 degrees. Only 1934 with 9 days, and 1936 with 12 days of triple-digit high temperatures have seen longer streaks of intense heat. Friday Indy hit 105, that’s the hottest day of record since July 14, 1936 when Indianapolis hit 106!
An isolated shower or storm is possible today, with the chance increasing as we go into tonight and Sunday. Not everyone will get the much needed rain, but isolated storms are possible.
The low 90s return Sunday with a 30% chance of scattered showers and storms. An isolated storm may be strong to severe. Temps will top out in the 90s, but at least the triple digits will be done. Again, not everyone will see rain. I know we need it!
Relief from the heat comes Monday with near normal highs in the mid 80s settle in.
As we head to the end of the week, temps inch closer to the 90 degree mark, and the chance for an isolated shower or storm returns Thursday.