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Historic Heat

Historic Heat

Friday afternoon marked the 23rd day this year Indianapolis hit 90° and marks the beginning of an impressive stretch of unseasonably hot days.

Another bout of heavy storms impacts north-central Indiana overnight into early Saturday morning within the proximity of slowly northward moving warm front. Areas of flooding are possible, if not likely, north of a Attica-Lafayette-Kokomo-Hartford City line... where storms will be more prevalent and where storm motion will southwest to northeast.

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Much of the WTHR viewing area won't have any rain tonight, this weekend, and most of the next week. The bigger weather story will be temperatures a good 20° above average and near to above daily record highs.

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This weekend the warm front surges north to the Michiana border. South of the boundary only isolated, late-day showers or thunderstorms are possible. We're forecasting a record-tying (91/1939) high Saturday and staying near 90° on Sunday too.

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There's rather high confidence that daily record highs will fall Monday (89°/1971), Tuesday (89°.1897), and Wednesday (89°/1952) with the potential of the warmest October temperatures on record for Indianapolis... which is 91° in 2007.

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To put this heat into perspective... since 1817 there have been only four October days in Indianapolis with highs of 90°+. We're forecasting three straight October days of 90° which would also be a record for Indy. Either way, this will be unseasonably hot stretch of days.

Relief won't come until late next week. Have a good weekend.