Indianapolis Indians allowing fans to bring in bottled water through Sunday


The Indianapolis Indians are changing the rules this weekend because of the heat.

The team is allowing fans to bring in bottled water for games Thursday (July 21, 2016) through Sunday. The bottles need to be 20 ounces or smaller.

The Indians have a stretch of home games against Charlotte through Sunday.

The lift of the water bottle ban is a sign of the times: the heat is on.

Highs in the 90s combined with tropical air delivers heat indices in the 98 to 102 range this afternoon. This is just the beginning of a multi-day stretch of stuffy conditions.

We're monitoring a storm complex over Lake Michigan and it's possible by late day it could approach the far northern and northeastern portions of the WTHR viewing area, including cities like Peru, Marion and possibly as far south as Kokomo. Outside of this complex expect just hot conditions with only a slight chance of a late day shower or storm... though anything that develops has torrential rain potential.

Another potential storm complex may play a bigger role in central Indiana Friday. Timing and location are highly uncertainty, but areas of heavy rain and strong storms are possible tomorrow with a potential complex developing and tracking along the edge of the hottest air just to our west. This places Central Indiana in the firing line Friday into the weekend. While there's a daily storm chance there will also plenty ample dry time to allow highs to jump into the 90s with dangerous heat indices in the 100 to 110 range.