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Big relief coming, storms possible Friday night before temperatures tumble

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BLAZING HEAT

Officially the city hit the 90 degree mark Friday afternoon – the thirds of the season but it felt like the hottest day when the heat index reached 100° or higher in many locations.  At 4 PM the heat index reached 98° in the city, equaling the highest this summer and soared to 106° at Peru.  The dew point reached the mid to upper 70s Friday.  The combination of heat and high amounts of moisture in the air (dew point) produce the dangerous heat indices.

Heat index 3:30 PM Friday.  peaked at 106↑8 at 4 Pm in Peru

Heat index 3:30 PM Friday. peaked at 106↑8 at 4 Pm in Peru

FEW STORMS EARLY

Widely scattered storm threat rest of evening and they could impact some area high school games.  Most locations may dodge the storms but we are on borrowed time as a cold front settles south later this evening.

Radar 5PM Friday

Radar 5PM Friday

SEVERE T-STORM WATCH ISSUED

A more organized line of storms arrives later tonight. The strongest or possible severe storms would form mainly in northern Indiana where a severe t-storm watch has been issued through 9 PM.

Severe t-storm watch until 9 PM

Severe t-storm watch until 9 PM

Forecast radar 9 PM Friday

Forecast radar 9 PM Friday

BIG COOL DOWN

Two seasons in one day.  A cold front separates very hot air and much cooler air to our west.  “FROPA” (frontal passage in the city / wind shift – is expected around 1 AM to 3 AM in the city and we wipe away the heat and humidity.

it will feel 50 degrees or more cooler by Sunday morning as area temperatures lower to 50 degrees or cooler by Sunday morning.  The refreshing change will continue into next week.

Sunday morning will feel 50 degrees cooler

Sunday morning will feel 50 degrees cooler