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INDIANAPOLIS–Some parts of Indiana will be under a heat advisory until late Thursday night, but then temperatures will cool down for the weekend.

The National Weather Service says a heat advisory goes into effect from 11 am until 9 pm for 11 counties in northeast Indiana, but the entire state will be dealing with heat and humidity that will make it feel close to 100 degrees.

“If you’re planning on being outside today, just drink plenty of water and take breaks from the sun. The other big thing we want to remind everyone is that when you are out driving, be sure to check your car before you lock your door. We don’t want to leave any kids or pets in the car,” says Andrew White, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

There will also likely be some scattered showers and thunderstorms as well.

“The difference is, though, we’re expecting showers and storms to continue into the night. We could have some stronger storms, especially in western Indiana during the overnight hours,” says White. “There are some slight chances we could have some gusty winds. Like we’ve seen the last couple of days, some of these storms have produced some small hail.”

Then much of the state will have cooler temperatures starting Friday.

“This weekend, we’ll get a little bit of a break where we’re seeing temperatures back closer to the mid-80s, which is about normal,” says White.

By the middle of next week, however, temperatures will get back up into the low to mid-90s.