90° streak reaches 5 days; Bigger relief coming to end July

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ANOTHER 90° DAY - STREAK CONTINUES

We reached 90° officially in Indianapolis Monday, that is 5 straight days of 90 degree heat but it did 'feel' better.  Good Monday evening from the weather center everyone.

The heat index peaked at 95° Monday, no bargain but down from the 103° peak on Sunday, so some welcomed improvement.

ADI 2 Heat Index 4 PM

SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT

There is a weak front in the area only providing some added cloud cover and a slight wind shift. The front is stalling and will not move far enough south to really get into more comfortable drier and cooler air for a few more days.

Weather surfacen plats Monday evening. Station model wind barbs showing a light NW wind has developed

Weather surface plots Monday evening. Station model wind barbs showing a light NW wind has developed

While the 90 degree streak will be snapped on Tuesday due to more clouds, the stretch of above normal temperatures reached 7 straight days. July has gone from below normal to above normal as 13 of the past 15 day shave been at or above normal. Since June 1st, 65% of the days this summer have been above normal with a total of 14 90 degree days, one more than all of last year.

SUMMER temperatures

REAL RELIEF COMING

Bigger relief is coming but still a few days out The next best chance of showers and thunderstorms will come Thursday and when the storm system and cold front depart, much less humid air will flow into the state to start the weekend.

Showers will be most numerous Thursday afternoon and evening

Showers will be most numerous Thursday afternoon and evening

The drier air could allow for temperatures to reach the upper 50s by Sunday morning and to close out the month of July. Sunshine is looking to be plentiful Saturday and Sunday with a refreshing northwest breeze taking hold Friday night and last through Saturday afternoon. Relief is definitely in sight!

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