INDIANAPOLIS — Record heat is in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the upper 90s. The record high on both days is 94 degrees.
We have 95 in the forecast Thursday, just falling short of the record of 96 degrees that was set in 1913.
In addition to the heat, the humidity will be very high, too. This means it'll feel like 100-110 degrees.
Please take precautions from the heat. Remember your pets and check on family and friends who don't have air conditioning. The dangerous heat this week is causing energy concerns and warnings about the possibility of power outages.
An assessment by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. says the Midwest "faces a capacity shortfall in its North and Central areas, resulting in high risk of energy emergencies during peak summer conditions."
Locally, energy companies are warning of the possibility of rolling during peak usage this summer. NineStar Electric is asking customers to consider cutting back on energy usage during peak times (2-8 p.m. from Monday through Friday). Letting your home run a little warmer during the day. The company also said avoiding running dishwashers, dryers and other non-essential electric devices will help.
Bartholomew County REMC echoed similar concerns in a social media post, warning customers to be prepared for possible power shortages.
While NineStar and Bartholomew County REMC are warning customers, AES Indiana told 13News it is not yet concerned.
Central Indiana will get a break from the heat later this week.
The next storm chance is Thursday. Behind that weather system will be some milder air.
Right now we have sunshine and lower 80s in the forecast for this weekend.