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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Enjoy one more warm day before cooler temperatures arrive Tuesday.

: Skies will remain partly cloudy tonight as temperatures fall to the low 50s overnight.

Monday: Enjoy another beautiful day under partly sunny skies with temperatures warming to the upper 70s. Winds will pick up Monday afternoon becoming breezy.

Monday night: Clouds, winds, and rain chances will increase overnight.

Tuesday: A few spotty showers are possible early Tuesday however the best chance of rain will arrive Tuesday afternoon. Numerous showers and a few storms are likely Tuesday afternoon. Expect a breezy, wet, and slightly cooler conditions Tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 60s to low 70s.

8-day forecast: 
The active weather pattern continues into Wednesday. Cooler conditions will settle in midweek expect highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Prepare for colder nights as temperatures once again fall to the 30s Wednesday night. Enjoy a dry end to the week rain chances will return Saturday. 

The rain will not be continuous, but off and on showers will be with us the rest of this weekend. The weather pattern will not start to dry out until a cold front moves through late Sunday night.
Tonight – Cloudy skies with showers off and on. Low 61.
Sunday – Cloudy skies with showers off and on. High 73.
Monday – Cloudy with a chance for showers in the morning. Then cooler drier air starts to move in. High only 70.

As one area of showers moved out of Indiana, another area moved in. This trend will continue through Sunday.

With all the clouds and rain showers around the temperature will stay above average Sunday morning.

Early Sunday morning another area of showers is getting to move from southwest to northeast through central Indiana.

Sunday afternoon there are some temporary dry areas, but more showers are moving through.

8 Day Outlook – Slightly below average temperatures all next week. Dry weather expected for Tuesday. And then more scattered showers possible Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Our meteorologists are predicting some much needed rain for today, but Rick Crosslin, District Scientist in Residence for MSD Wayne Township, is predicting clouds and maybe a tornado in his latest experiments.

You can find more of Rick’s science experiments on Youtube.

More about Crosslin: He has received numerous awards recognizing him as a classroom teacher. He was the host and executive director of the Emmy award winning show, Indiana Expeditions, a WFYI PBS science television program where he shares his expertise and motto: Science is for Everyone! He was also host and executive producer of The Great American Total Solar Eclipse 2017.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — After a gorgeous stretch of weather, heat and humidity return this week, along with chances for showers and thunderstorms.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies are expected, along with warmer temperatures compared to the cool, fall-like nights we experienced this past week. Lows will only drop into the mid-60s.

SUNDAY: A more humid day to wrap up the weekend. A stray thunderstorm is possible, mainly in far southern portions of the state. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies with high temperatures reaching the upper 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Clouds will be on the increase tomorrow night. Isolated thunderstorms are possible, especially by the morning hours. It will be a very uncomfortable night, as lows will only drop to around 70 degrees.

MONDAY: A very warm and humid start to your workweek. It will feel tropical outside, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will remain in the upper 80s, with high heat index values into the 90s.

8-DAY FORECAST: An unsettled week of weather is ahead, with chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the workweek. Temperatures will stay in the 80s all week, with high humidity values. Chances for precipitation look to diminish by late week heading into the weekend. Certainly a stretch of weather much more typical for August this week.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – There may have been clouds with some scattered showers on Wednesday, but don’t let that fool you as the heat will increase through the weekend.

The National Weather Service says Indianapolis will be under an Excessive Heat Warning starting at 2 p.m Thursday and ending Sunday at 8 p.m.

Cooling stations will be open to the public as the heat index spikes above 105 degrees.

“Our splash parks, our pools, our malls, our libraries,” said Major Brian Mahone with IMPD Homeland Security. “A lot of public and safety facilities are going to be open during the day to help cool and also some that are open in the evening. They are spread out throughout Indianapolis.”

“105 is that magic mark. 105 is when you really start to feel it to where you can get heat-related illness really quickly,” explained WISH-TV’s Chief Meteorologist Ashley Brown.

It’s something local business owner Chris Redman with Craving Hotdogs has been keeping in mind as he’s been keeping busy but staying hydrated.

“The last two weeks have been the hottest this year last month was decent and cool this last week has been pretty hot,” Redman said.

Along with drinking plenty of water, experts also suggest you avoid strenuous outdoor activities, and keep an eye out for pets, children and elderly neighbors.

You should also know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke and seek medical attention if you notice any symptoms.

Stay with to get weather updates through out the weekend.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)– It’s been hot and humid the first few days of July and the heat will continue for Independence Day.

We took a look back at some of the hottest Fourth of July’s on record.

The normal high for July Fourth is 85° and the normal low is 66°.

There have been several years where the temperature was really hot and others where temperatures were a bit cooler. Here’s a look at the extremes. The highest temperature ever recorded was 103° back in 1911. The wettest was back in 1957 when 2.4″ of rain fell.

The highest minimum temperature or warmest low was 78° back in 1911. The lowest maximum temperature or coolest high was 70° set back 10 years ago in 2009.

We looked at the high temperatures for the last 10 years on July Fourth. Most of them were in the 70s or 80s but two years stood out. The first was last year when the mercury climbed to 94°. The second was back in 2012 when the temperature maxed at 102°.