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Hot and muggy weekend ahead

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — We really cranked up the humidity levels for our Friday as parts of the state became steamy during the afternoon hours. Along with the humidity, scattered showers and storms occurred mainly north of interstate 70.

Friday night: A few isolated showers will remain possible through the evening and early nighttime hours.

It will be a warm and muggy night as lows only fall into the mid 60s to low 70s.

Saturday: A dry and warm start to our Saturday is expected. Pop-up showers are possible during the afternoon hours before better rain and storm chances arrive near and after sunset.

There is the threat for isolated strong to severe storms Saturday night for nearly the northern half of the state. The primary threats are isolated damaging winds and hail. Heavy rainfall and lightning will be a threat with any thunderstorm.

You will definitely want to have the A/C rolling as it will be a hot and very humid day with highs rising into the upper 80s to low 90s. Heat index values could be in the triple digits for some areas.

Sunday: Saturday night’s activity will be mostly out of the state by sunrise. By Sunday afternoon, isolated to scattered showers and storms look to develop. No severe weather is expected at this time.

A sweltering afternoon will be on tap overall for the state. Highs will climb into the upper 80s to low 90s. With the high humidity values that will be in place, heat index values could once again be in the upper 90s to even the triple digits for some locations.

8 Day Forecast: The hot and humid trend will keep on rolling through the first half of next week with highs in the low 90s. Storm chances look to return for next Wednesday with a gradual cooldown to follow. Highs will fall into the mid 80s by next Friday.