First Alert Weather: Heat, Humidity Reaching Dangerous Levels This Week

Heat will build all week with record highs possible Wednesday & Thursday.
Published: Jul. 14, 2023 at 6:42 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2023 at 11:34 PM EDT
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As Glenn Frey once sang, “The heat is on!” After several days of mild temperatures and low humidity, we’ll start the Michiana oven and bake from today through about next Thursday. Much hotter starting today with higher humidity. The good news: We’ll see mostly sunny skies and it’s a great day to escape to the pool or beach. Look for a high of 88° with north winds at 5-10mph. Heat Index values in the low 90s this afternoon.

Sunny and hotter to start the work week. Both Monday and Tuesday will see highs near 90°.Temperatures on Wednesday will remain about the same but humidity levels will jump, making it feel even hotter. High temperatures around 90° - but with heat Indexes nearing 100°.

Thursday looks to be, by far, the hottest day of the week with ACTUAL temps reaching close to 100 degrees and humidity at its highest as well. Take precautions, especially if you’re going to be outdoors or without air conditioning!! Heat Index values are likely to be 105° or even higher!

EXTENDED FORECAST: As the workweek wraps up, temps will finally begin to break with a storm system moving into the Midwest, bringing rain chances through the weekend, and much cooler temperatures. Highs should return to the lower 80s and high 70s.