• Excessive heat expected to last through the week

    July 19, 2011 No comments

    Scattered thunderstorms today may provide the only possible respite from a worsening heat wave pummeling Indiana through the end of the week.

    An excessive heat warning is in place for today through Saturday for much of central Indiana. Temperatures in the 90’s and high humidity will combine to push heat indices up to 110 degrees.

    Today marks the first day of what is expected to be a five-day stretch of extreme heat across central Indiana. Highs each day are expected to be in the mid- to upper-90’s, and humidity levels could push heat indices up to 115 degrees later in the week.

    The National Weather Service in Indianapolis warned that anyone spending significant amounts of time outdoors, or involved in strenuous activity, will be susceptible to serious and potentially life-threatening heat illnesses.

    Storms forecasted for yesterday never materialized in most of Indiana, but there will be another chance of storms today.

    Storms are still expected to be scattered, but they will provide much-needed relief to areas that get them.

    The storms could be strong to severe at times, though, with damaging winds and hail the primary threats.

    After today, several days of dry weather are expected, offering no relief from the heat.

     

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