Heat streak continues into the work week before rain relief arrives Wednesday

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Good Sunday evening, everyone! We have hit the 90° mark for the 28th time this year, today. It wasn’t just the heat that made it tough to be outside this afternoon, the humidity was especially terrible.

This time of year with crops nearing full size, evapotranspiration from crops releases additional moisture into the air. This additional moisture today pushed heat indices into the triple digits in many areas. 

Later this evening, temperatures will slowly drop into the upper 70s before midnight. Get outside and check out this month’s full moon, the last full moon of this year’s summer season! It’s named the Sturgeon Moon, because that type of fish is more plentiful and easier to catch in August and September. 

Overnight lows will only drop into the low to mid 70s in most areas by daybreak Monday. 

The morning ride to work or school will be mild and muggy, but otherwise fairly uneventful from a weather standpoint. 

With a continued south wind, temps will climb to the upper 80s and low 90s again tomorrow afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. 

Heat indices will rise into the mid to upper 90s Monday afternoon. 

We will see a very similar day Tuesday with temperatures in the low 90s in many areas before our next weathermaker changes things up by mid-week.

Rain will return with a cold front by Wednesday afternoon/evening. 

Behind the front, we will see some much needed relief from this latest round of summer-like heat. High temps will briefly sink into the upper 70s and low 80s through the second half of the work week. 

Overall, we will be mostly dry this week except for Wednesday night. Another round of wet and stormy weather looks to return for Labor Day Weekend, but the holiday itself looks mostly dry and hot with highs in the upper 80s.