Excessive Heat Warning for all of Kentuckiana through Sunday evening

The hottest air of the season is headed to Kentuckiana to end the week and for the upcoming weekend. With a big bubble of heat and humidity over our area, afternoon highs will surge into the low and mid-90s in most locations. Factor in the higher humidity that will be in place and heat indices should climb above the 100-degree mark in most locations with a few spots seeing “feel-like” temperatures between 105 and 110 degrees, especially here in the metro. This type of heat can be dangerous, so an Extensive Heat Warning is out for much of Kentuckiana through Sunday evening. With the heat wave falling on a weekend and plenty of folks with outdoor plans, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activity and try to find some shade or cool air during the hottest part of the day.

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The good news is that this heat wave won’t last long as we see a cold front dropping through the Ohio Valley on Monday. This front will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to Kentuckiana to begin the week along with some much-needed relief from the big heat. Highs will be in the upper 80s on Monday but once the front sinks to the south, we’ll see a big push of cooler, drier air into Tuesday and Wednesday. With plenty of sunshine, highs should be in the mid-80s with very low humidity for late July, so it should feel fantastic after the very hot weekend to come. 

TODAY: Very hot and humid with isolated storms. Heat indices around 100°.  High: 94.  Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT: Warm and muggy. Low: 77. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY: Excessive heat, very humid.  High: 96.  Heat indices 105° to 110°. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

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