Heat and humidity on the rise, 2016’s hottest possible this week

TEMPERATURES RISE

The heat and humidity returned Monday behind a passing warm front.  Dew points surged back to tropical levels Monday afternoon while area thermometers warmed quickly on southwest winds nearing and topping 90° for Labor Day.  Heat and humidity will hold for much of the week potentially reaching 94° Wednesday.  This could be the years hottest weather so far.

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A late season 'hot dome' is anchored over the southeast U.S. through mid-week

A late season 'hot dome' is anchored over the southeast U.S. through mid-week

DRY TIME CONTINUES

With the exception of a few isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers Monday, the city has pushed its dry weather stretch to 6 days.

Late Monday afternoon a few northeast bound showers and storms developed during the heating of the day.  Radar image from 4:37 PM showing the rain southwest of Indianapolis.

Check out the rainbow over Lake Monroe late Monday afternoon as a downpour departed.  We captured this from our live streaming cam from Fourwinds Lakeside Inn.

Lake Monroe - Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina - LIVE

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The rain chances are very slim through Wednesday.  Showers and storms will become more numerous and better organized as a cold front sags into the state late in the week.  Coverage on the rain will reach its peak Friday ending early Saturday.

Showers and t-storms will reach peak coverage Friday

Showers and t-storms will reach peak coverage Friday