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Warmest Day Since 1999

By · July 21, 2011 at 4:47 am

The heat rolls on… and today could be the hottest day of the year so far.  A forecast high of 99 degrees is expected today.  Wednesday, we hit 98! 

The last time we hit 99 degrees was back in 1999.  If we hit 100, it will be the first time since 1988!  An excessive heat warning is still in effect for all of Central Indiana until Saturday.  Afternoon heat indices will push 115.  A pop up shower or thunderstorm is possible late this afternoon.

The massive heat wave is now affecting 36 states in the United States.  According to the National Weather Service, 995,000 square miles and 150 million people are under some type of heat alert.  Also, one thousand records have been tied or set this month.

Overnight, skies remain partly cloudy with lows in the upper 70s.  It will still feel warm with heat indices running up to 95 degrees.

Friday, we cool down a bit.  But, it’s still going to be hot!  Highs will hit the mid 90s Friday and Saturday with a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

Sunday, we’re in the low 90s… and by Monday we could drop into the 80s!

No major rain is expected in the next 7 days, but as you see from the 7 day… there are a few chances for scattered showers or storms.

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