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Triple Digit Heat Possible, Severe Storm Threat for Parts of Indiana

By · July 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

It’s another scorcher across Central Indiana! The temperature hit 93 at noon, with a heat index of 97. We were 5 degrees warmer today at noon than yesterday, which makes me lean toward a forecast close to 5 degrees warmer than yesterday’s high which hit 96.

That’s why I’ve nudged this afternoon’s high to 100 degrees in Indy. It could get even hotter for folks in Terre Haute with a high of 102!

A Heat Advisory covers areas from Terre Haute to Vincennes points west from 1-8 pm and an Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from today through Thursday for the southwest part of the state. Heat index values 105+ will be possible. Here in Central Indiana, heat indices could reach 100+ this afternoon.

Most areas will stay dry today, but there is a slight risk of severe storms that now includes the Indy Metro. High winds and hail are the main threats with any isolated storms that fire late day – with a better chance overnight tonight.

Tomorrow, that slight risk of severe storms covers most of Central Indiana with scattered showers and storms possible.

By Wednesday, that risk lifts back northward as a front meanders across the state.

Our best chance of showers/storms could come late Thursday (severe possible the way it looks for now), then we get a break in the heat for late week into the weekend. That’s good news for spectators at the Brickyard 400. The day looks dry for Sunday with a high around 90, but Sunday night, some showers and storms are possible. We’ll be watching that timing closely as the race approaches.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic at noon from Jamie Fitch who shot this lovely sunset shot yesterday night in Spiceland. Submit your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Take care, keep cool, and keep an eye to the sky! We need rain, but we don’t want anything severe.
-Chikage

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