STATEWIDE–You can expect hot temperatures all across Indiana for most of the week. There is also a risk of severe weather.
A heat advisory is in effect for all of Indiana from 1-9 pm Tuesday.
“We’re going to see heat indices rise up above 100 degrees. Places like Muncie to Anderson will get around that mark. It will possibly get around 110 in southwest Indiana such as Sullivan, Vincennes, and Bedford. We should be in around the mid-100s for heat indices in Indianapolis,” said Jason Puma, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Puma says you can expect that heat to stick around.
“By Friday, we’ll finally start seeing a little relief as that cold front sags southward across Indiana,” said Puma.
There is a “slight chance” of severe weather across Indiana on both Tuesday and Wednesday. That means that scattered severe storms are possible but typically are short-lived and not widespread.
“The main threats from these storms are probably damaging winds, very heavy rain, large hail, and lightning. I won’t say that there won’t be a tornado, but it’s not the main thing that we’re looking for. Things aren’t quite perfect enough for tornadoes, but it doesn’t mean it can’t happen,” said Puma.
At this point, Puma says the best chances of rain are during the late afternoon Tuesday into the early morning hours on Wednesday.
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