Brief pause in heat for today, tomorrow

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(Aug. 27, 2014) - Well, that was fun.  After back-to-back days hitting the 90s, the state is set for a cool down today.  Highs yesterday hit 93° at the Indianapolis airport and it was the hottest day of the year so far.  It very well may be the hottest day of the year overall as we are less than five days away from September.

Isolated morning rain:

You may want to grab the umbrella this morning as we have a small chance for rain.  We are tracking a cold front that is slowly drifting through the state.  Infrared imagery this morning is showing high clouds rolling into the state and radar is detecting rain in a couple of isolated spots.  Lightning will also be possible this morning as we remain unstable ahead of the front.

The front is keeping clouds in place this morning.  That means warmer temperatures as we start the day and little to no fog.  Winds are fairly light this morning and are especially light when you consider the front passing through.  By late morning winds should shift to the northwest behind the passing of the front and our rain chances will go away.

Today: 

Highs will remain in the 80s today.

Highs will remain in the 80s today.

Even with the passing of the front today we will remain humid and stuffy.  Highs won’t be nearly as warm today as we are expecting to see a high temperature in the mid-80s.  Dew points will fall from the 70s to the 60s.  You’ll see plenty of clouds today with the sun poking out behind the clouds at times.  The average high for this time of the year is 84 degrees and we will be close to that temperature for a high today.

Your labor day weekend:

Thursday will likely be the most pleasant day with highs in the mid-80s and lower dew points.  We begin to warm back up briefly on Friday with another chance of hitting 90.  Both of those days should be dry.  Rain chances begin to go up on Saturday and will stay heightened through at least Tuesday.  Highs over the weekend should remain in the upper 80s with another surge of heat as we start next work week.  Highs on Labor Day look like they will hit the upper 80s, and 90s will be possible on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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