Oppressive Humidity Today But Some Relief Thursday

Sean Ash

It's a miserably humid afternoon in Central Indiana with dewpoints in the 70s and heat indices of 100 to 105... with a very hazy sky.

There's little to trigger downpours and storms outside of daytime heating and we're expecting only spotty storms between now and early Thursday morning. This doesn't mean we'll completely storm-free on radar during that time, but many backyards won't have a drop of rain the next 24 hours.

With that said... anything that does develop likely produces locally heavy rain, frequent lightning, and possibly a few severe wind gusts.

A weak front moves across the state overnight and keeps the threat of locally heavy storms in play. Less humid air returns behind this front for Thursday afternoon which features a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid-80s.

Friday may ultimately be the pick-of-the-week with comfortable lows in the 50s/60s and highs in the low/mid 80s.

But heat and humidity quickly build this weekend with highs back around 90 and heat indices likely creeping above 100 Sunday into next Wednesday. This comes with only spotty rain/storm chances during peak-heating hours.

We're also watching the Gulf Coast where a disturbance likely becomes "Barry" soon with the potential of becoming a hurricane over the weekend. There's no immediate local impact from this feature, but it's possible the remnants could creep up here later next week.