STATEWIDE–Temperatures are expected to warm up all across the state in the coming days. Sporadic rain showers and thunderstorms are also likely to occur.
“Starting tomorrow (Saturday), we’re going to start getting temperatures into the 90s and stay that way into next week,” said Aaron Updike, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Updike says the “feel-like” temperatures will reach into the low 100s at times.
“You’ll definitely want to take precautions if you’re out working in the sun. Make sure you’re not leaving pets or small children in cars. Try to stay as cool as possible,” said Updike.
There is also a chance of pop-up, scattered storms to happen across the state through at least the middle of next week.
“This weekend, we have a little system coming through with some chances Saturday into Saturday night. Then more chances of rain Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday,” said Updike. “The main threats are brief high wind gusts, lightning, and heavy rainfall.”
Updike says the best way to keep an eye on storms that can pop up out of nowhere are to keep your eye on the sky and the radar.
“With the ones that are producing rain, you can definitely look out in the sky and see even more predominant cloud structure. We also will update our National Weather Service social media feeds,” said Updike.
At this point, Updike believes temperatures will cool back down into the low-to-mid 80s by the end of next week.