Rain returns Thursday then a bigger break from humidity; Heat returns next week

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SOAKING RAINFALL

A soaking for some of our neighbors south early Tuesday while north-central Indiana is untouched by rainfall. Skies are brightened late in the afternoon across all of central Indiana and the rain in out for now.

Locally heavy rainfall totals fell in a stripe from Vigo county to Decatur county early Tuesday.  Radar estimated rainfall of over 3.5" in eastern Bartholomew county with ground reports of up to 5".

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ONE STREAK IS SNAPPED

The streak of 90° heat is snapped but our 80° streak lives on. We jumped late day to a high of 84° in Indianapolis on Tuesday now reaching 22 consecutive days. The last sub 80 degree day was July 4th.  A third streak, low temperatures at or above 70 degrees has reached 8 straight.  The last time Indianapolis went below 70° was last Monday morning when heavy rain was falling.

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SHOWERS AND STORMS RETURN

We heat up again Wednesday and make another run at the 90 degree mark. Notice the humidity, its still hanging on and only easing slightly.  A real break from the sticky air arrives behind the showers and t-showers in the area Thursday.
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HEATING UP FOR AUGUST

Longer range, heat is to build again later next week.  The core of the hot dome of heat has shifted in to the southwestern U.S. but will begin a eastward push again starting early next week.  Hotter temperatures are expected again by the middle of next week.

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