Let's take a look at the record spell of heat we just had...
THURSDAY, June 28th: 103 (beat old record of 102, set highest June temp)
FRIDAY, June 29th: 105 (beat old record of 102, new highest June temp)
SATURDAY, June 30th: 104 (beat old record of 99)
SUNDAY, July 1st: 103, (beat old record of 99)
Today's high up to 98, near the record of 100, set in 1925.
Looking ahead, our temperatures take a slight dip to the mid 90s through the 4th of July holiday. The heat index could still be near 100 during the afternoon. Each day we'll have a slight chance of pop-up showers and storms, which could pack a punch with heavy rain, hail, and gusty winds. Like the image below here, the storms got big enough to produce hail larger than quarter-size in Salem, Indiana (picture from DeAnna and Doyle). Take a look below the images for your June summary.
As we know June ended up hot and dry, and here are the official numbers.
Hottest temp: 105 (29th)
Coolest: 42 (1st)
Entire month: 1.6 degrees above average
.79" rainfall, 3" below normal