Final weekend of spring season looks to be scorching hot


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Happy Friday, everyone! We’re off to a cloudy and mild start to the last day of the work week. A few stray showers will move through this morning, but most of us will remain dry, cloudy and mild for the morning commute. 

With a new south wind, temps will rise quickly into the mid 70s by late morning and into the mid 80s by lunchtime. 

We’ll remain partly to mostly cloudy for the remainder of the day with high temps eventually climbing back to the 90° mark between 4-6 p.m. 

An Air Quality Alert is in place for much of central Indiana due to high ozone levels. If you have breathing sensitivities, try to limit your outdoor time today. 

If you’re heading out this evening, we’ll remain mild for much of the night. The 88th Marion County Fair begins this evening and tonight will be near perfect for that or any other outdoor activity. 

We’ll sink into the upper 60s and low 70s by daybreak Saturday. 

A few stray storms are possible through the first half of the weekend, though most of us will remain dry and hot with high temps in the low 90s.

Temperatures will continue to climb into the second half of the weekend with highs Sunday in the mid 90s! If we do hit 95°, it will tie a record originally set in 1913. 

Heat indices both Saturday and Sunday will soar into the upper 90s and flirt with the triple digits with increased humidity. 

Make sure to remain cool and hydrated the next several days because we aren’t going to catch a break in the high humidity until we get back into next work week with better rain chances. 

With increased shower and storm activity through the middle of next week, highs will sink back into the mid 80s for several days, nearly average for this time of year. The cool-down will be brief as highs look to rebound for the second day of summer. We’ll top out in the upper 80s by this time next week! 

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