STATEWIDE–Some parts of Indiana will see high temperatures reach into the 90s today bringing plenty of heat and humidity. Chances of thunderstorms also return this week.
“It will also be in the upper 80s on Wednesday before we cool back down for the rest of the week,” said Chad Swain, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. “It’s going to feel hotter than 90 today and at times on Wednesday because of the high humidity across the area.”
Some places in Indiana will have heat indices over 100 today.
“The heat index takes into account the amount of moisture in the air, so it measures what it feels like instead of what the actual air temperature is,” said Swain. “We’re going to be hot through tomorrow, then it will cool back down to closer to normal by the end of the week.”
Swain says the normal temperature around this time of year is 85 degrees. He also says you need to get ready to see rain at some point during the coming days.
“Scattered thunderstorms move in tomorrow. Then we have off-and-on rain chances all throughout next weekend. There’s a good chunk of the state that will be affected, especially by Thursday. Then again this weekend, it will be a large part of the state that will get rain,” said Swain.
The National Weather Service offers some of the following tips to stay safe in hot conditions.
-Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you’re sure your body has a high tolerance for heat.
-Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine, or a lot of sugar.
-Never leave any person or pet in a parked vehicle.