FORT WAYNE – The National Weather Service in northern Indiana says the hot, sticky weather will continue through the week in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
High temperatures are expected to be in the 90s all week, and the heat index is expected to hover around the 100-degree mark in the afternoons. The heat index is how hot it feels because of both the heat and humidity.
The heat index is expected to reach the high 90s Tuesday.
The weather service said the region might see some relief Friday, when a cold front is forecast to move through the area.
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Special statement issued Tuesday afternoon by the National Weather Service in northern Indiana for the region:
...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY...
HIGH HUMIDITY AND MAX TEMPERATURES GENERALLY IN THE LOW 90S
TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE AFTERNOON HEAT
INDICES AROUND 100 DEGREES EACH AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE MINIMAL
RELIEF FROM THE HUMID CONDITIONS EACH NIGHT AS OVERNIGHT LOWS
ONLY FALL INTO THE LOW TO MID 70S.
THOSE WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK ARE ENCOURAGED FREQUENT BREAKS AND DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.