July opens hot, relief from heat and humidity still several days away

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As first forecast nearly two weeks ago a new pattern has settled in and will keep a hold on us well into the weekend.  Monday marked the third day and straight 90-degree day, along with high humidity a heat index near 100°.

For the second straight year our July opened with 90° heat and the extended spell of warmth will continue well into the weekend.  Each afternoon through Sunday there is a daily thunderstorm threat but no real relief will arrive until perhaps late Sunday.

Without a cold front making it through the state, the storm threat will be spotty and the daily heat index will top out near 100° in some locations.


The month of July has produced the hottest temperatures in the state and in the city of Indianapolis.  On July 14th, 1936 the state's all-time record was set in Collegeville (Jasper County) at 116°.  That same day Indianapolis reached 106° setting the all-time hottest for the city.

July is the first month since December to start losing daylight.  By months end, quietly 40 minutes of daylight have been lost.


Could a cooler and wetter trend be coming our way?  The opening days and week are expected to remain well above normal but the latest thirty-day outlook issued from the Climate Prediction Center are for more favorable probability of cooler and wetter weather where currently there is some extreme heat.  Stay tuned!



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