Heat Wave!

More than two-thirds of the state is already under a burn ban because of the drought conditions.

Bryan Park Pool

Photo: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU News

Expect city pools to fill up as temperatures top 100 degrees this week.

Hot temperatures and dry conditions that have been lingering across much of the state all week are going to intensify.  According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could hit 105 degrees Thursday.  The mercury will fall a bit headed into the weekend, but will still reach into the upper 90s or just above 100.

The temperatures, coupled with low humidity are increasing the fire risk. More than two-thirds of the state is already under a burn ban because of the drought conditions.

The National Weather Service said the last time the temperature reached 100 degrees in Indianapolis in June was in 1988, when it hit 102 degrees, breaking an all-time record. No rain is in the forecast

Sara Wittmeyer

Sara Wittmeyer is the News Bureau Chief for WFIU and WTIU. Sara has more than a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served with KBIA at the University of Missouri, WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY, and at WCPO News in Cincinnati.

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