Heat eases briefly, resurgent heat and humidity for holiday weekend

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HOT STREAK CONTINUES

The temperature reached 88° at 5 PM Wednesday and combined with high levels of tropical air produced a  heat index of 95°.  This is the 10th straight day at or above normal in Indianapolis and the 9th straight day with an afternoon dew point of 70° or higher.

5 PM Wednesday temperature

5 PM Wednesday temperature

Heat Index 5 PM Wednesday

Heat Index 5 PM Wednesday

CHECKING IN ON SUMMER 2014

The average temperature is on the rise care of the recent warm spell – now ranking this summer to date as the 18th coolest on record and among the coolest 13% ever.  Meteorological summer is the months of June, July and August.  Since June 1st – 57% of the days have been cooler than normal.

 

WEAK COLD FRONT BRINGS SLIGHT RELIEF

Changes underway tonight as a cool front slips through city.  Wind gently shifting to the north signal the passage and location of the front.   The temperature spread Wednesday evening indicated where the front was located along with a few scattered thunderstorms.   It will only be a pull back from the heat and humidity and you may not be feeling it just yet. 

The dew point will lower this evening but not before reaching the 70 degree mark for the 9th straight day.
More comfortable  weather overnight but we are not completely ridding the atmosphere of the humidity. The more comfortable feel is short-lived. The same front returns Friday as a warm front bringing a surge in tropical; air and heat to open the holiday weekend.

Temp forecast 8 AM Thursday

Temp forecast 8 AM Thursday

HOLIDAY WEEKEND HEATS UP AND BRINGS STORM CHANCES

The surge in warm and humid air will also bring a threat for showers and storms.  the chance of thunderstorms will increase with rain coverage to peak Sunday and again later Monday.  THERE WILL BE many rain free hours this weekend but be prepared to move that barbecue indoors should a storm move in.  Scattered storms are possible starting Friday and increasing as the holiday weekend rolls on.

2 PM Sunday weather map

2 PM Sunday weather map

8 PM Monday weather map

8 PM Monday weather map

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