Monday, August 6, 2007

Heat and Humidity Returns with a Vengeance

The heat and humidity has returned and is proving to be the most intense heat of the summer. The last several days have seen high temperatures in the low 90's, but the humidity was very high today giving a heat index of 104 locally. Tomorrow through Thursday should prove to be even hotter. A quarter inch of rain fell mid morning today and the clouds seemed to hang in for a large portion of the day. By 5pm, the clouds were thick from a line of storms to the north along a warm front. As a result, the temperature only hit 91.4 today. Hopefully, it will be warmer tomorrow.

An heat advisory has been posted for the Wilmington and Louisville NWS forecast areas through Wednesday. Indianapolis NWS has not posted a heat advisory, but have made a special weather statement indicating that heat indices will be in the 100-108 category over the next several days.