Hot and Humid Wednesday with PM Storms

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 4:45 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Heat and humidity will cause the heat index to near 100° Wednesday, and some storms are possible in the early evening hours.

Conditions stay pretty quiet tonight. Skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy. Southerly winds and increasing humidity keep temperatures in the low 70s, not allowing us to cool off much.

Southwesterly winds crank up Wednesday morning, warming us into the low 90s by the afternoon. As dew points reach the 70s, it will feel like the upper 90s, nearing the 100° mark. Because of that, a Heat Advisory is in effect from 12PM to 8PM Wednesday. Have a way to stay cool and hydrated.

A cold front approaches by late Wednesday afternoon. A line of showers and storms should develop along the front. We don’t have ideal dynamics in place for severe weather, so I expect some weakening with this line as it moves through Wednesday evening. That said, some heavy rain, gusty winds, and lightning will be possible as the line pushes from northwest to southeast.

The front should stall out just south of our area, keeping us cloudy and unsettled on Thursday. Scattered showers are possible through the day with occasional peeks of sun and dry time.

Hot and humid conditions return heading into the weekend, as temperatures go back to the mid to upper 80s and the heat index enters the low to mid 90s.

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