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Heat and humidity to increase for the second half of week

Tue evening forecast – Jun 11, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Tuesday has certainly been an interesting weather day to say the least.

Central Indiana woke up to temperatures that were very close to record lows Tuesday morning.

That’s hard to imagine for this time of the year, but the temperature did soar into the 70s for what was a nice afternoon. Now, Hoosiers must pay the rent for the pleasant air as heat is scheduled to build in with chances to even hit 90.

Tuesday night: We’re in for a warmer night under mostly clear skies. Lows will bottom out in the mid 50s.

Wednesday: The warmup continues with temperatures flipping back to above normal. Copious amounts of sunshine and a light southerly breeze will make way for highs to get into the mid to upper 80s.

Thursday: The beginnings of a ridge will appear in the region. This type of weather feature during this time of the year gives way to hotter air. There is potential for some showers to slide into northern Indiana in the morning. What this could do is push some cloud cover into central Indiana, which would stunt temperatures from going up. Regardless, we’ll still have some sun and climb into the upper 80s to possibly some spots hitting the low 90s.

By Thursday night, it’s possible a complex of showers and storms develops into northern Indiana and for some of it to make it into central Indiana. A low risk for strong to severe storms is in place in northern Indiana on Thursday night for mainly damaging winds.

One other note for Thursday is that we’ll also turn up our humidity values a little bit.

8-Day Forecast: Thursday’s system is going to give way to slightly cooler and less humid air for Friday and Saturday. However, that will be short-lived as the heat and humidity increases again for Father’s Day with highs in the low 90s. There are signals that it could get even hotter next week with higher humidity values settling in. Rain and storm chances next week will also be on the lower side and confined mainly to the daytime hours. Bottom line, central Indiana could be dealing with the heat and high humidity for a little bit, into next week especially.