Are you ready to take notes for your grandchildren?
Today will be historically hot in Indianapolis — probably the hottest day of your life if you’re a native.
Daily high temperature records will fall across Indiana, and the all-time temperature record is within striking distance.
My forecast high is 105 for Indy, one degree down from the maximum mark of 106 set on July 14, 1936, one of the Dust Bowl summers of The Great Depression. Indianapolis weather records date back to 1871.
The daily Indianapolis high temperature record for June 28 is 101, set in 1934, another Dust Bowl summer.
An excessive heat warning is in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday. Humidity will not be high, but temperatures by themselves are the reason for the warning.
A red flag warning is also in place for fire danger from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. The ongoing drought combines with expected breezes gusting to 30 mph to create a danger for some serious spontaneous combustion.
Friday’s high should come in just above 100. The difference will be a few more clouds, and a little more moisture. There is a slight shower and storm chance from Friday afternoon through the weekend.
Highs will remain in the mid 90s through the Fourth of July. Hotter than a firecracker.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING 11AM THURSDAY – 8PM FRIDAY | RED FLAG WARNING 11AM – 9PM THURSDAY
The average high today is 85 and the average low is 65. Records are 101 and 50. Sunrise comes at 6:20 and the sunset is 9:17 tonight.
10 (Very high.)
The count will stay “medium-low” for Indy today and tomorrow. It could rise to “medium” Saturday, then back to “medium-low” Sunday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a record breaking high of 105. Breezy in the late morning and afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 75.
Friday: Mostly to partly sunny, with a slight shower or storm chance in the afternoon. Record high of 101.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a slight shower or storm chance. Low 74.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm. High 98.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a slight shower or storm chance. Low 75.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm. High 95.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a slight shower or storm chance. Low 74.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 96.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 75.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 95.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 74.
Fourth Of July Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 96.