Another heat wave on the way
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A few showers and storms are possible Sunday morning. By the second half of the day, most of the rain will be south of the Tri-State, but I cannot rule out an isolated shower or storm Sunday afternoon and evening, mainly in western Kentucky.
Our temperatures will climb through the 70s Sunday morning under partly to mostly cloudy skies, reaching the low to mid 80s by lunchtime before topping out in the upper 80s Sunday afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Heat index values may reach the low to mid 90s.
Our wind direction shifts as we head into Independence Day. Warmer, more humid air flowing in from the south will push our temperatures into the low to mid 90s and send our heat index values back into the triple digits! A stray shower or storm may pop up Monday afternoon, but most of us will stay dry for any 4th of July celebrations.
As that flow of warm, southerly air continues, our high temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with heat index values around 103 to 107° possible each afternoon. There is an isolated chance of rain each day, but the heat will be the main concern.
We will see a few more clouds and a better chance of rain by the end of the week as a cold front moves through our region Friday into Saturday. That will also bring us some relief from the heat, dropping our highs back into the upper 80s to start next weekend, which is right where our temperatures should be this time of year.
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