STATEWIDE–Relief from the record-breaking heat is coming, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Many cities and towns in Indiana surpassed their record high temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued an “Air Quality Action Day” for all of Indiana on Tuesday and most of the state on Wednesday. That is about to change.
“For Thursday, we’re going to have a weak cold front that moves into the area. It may produce some isolated, scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon into Thursday night and maybe even into Friday morning. Not everybody is going to get rainfall. There is some potential that some of those storms could be strong or briefly severe,” said Mike Ryan, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Ryan says the real impact will be that it brings relief from the really hot temperatures.
“It will be hot again Thursday. We’re expecting highs a little bit cooler than Wednesday but still looking at low to mid-90s. Our most uncomfortable conditions will likely be south of I-70. As we get into Friday, that heat dome is going to shift back to the southwest. We’re going to get a flow of air coming out of the north and northeast that will bring slightly cooler air, but noticeably less humid conditions,” said Ryan.
Highs will be in the 80s Friday through Sunday, but Ryan calls the humidity “much more tolerable” than the humidity from Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ryan does expect temperatures to reach into the mid to upper 90s by early next week.
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