The hottest temperatures of the year are expected on Thursday

INDIANA – The hottest temperatures of the year are expected on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, this combined with dewpoints in the 70s will result in dangerous heat indices.

The muggy feel lasts overnight and into Thursday. Tomorrow is going to be even hotter with a high 97° set for Indianapolis. The record for the date is 98° from 1936.

Thursday afternoon will be steamy too with heat index values up to 115° in spots.

A few spotty storms cannot be ruled out over east-central Indiana tomorrow. However, most locations will stay dry with a partly sunny sky.

A cold front is going to slide over the state on Friday and bring a scattered storm chance to the area. Highs will still rise into the 90s on Friday but will drop back into the 80s by the weekend.

Remember to stay hydrated, limit outdoor activities, and check up on family/friends and pets frequently during this heat wave.

In Bedford, the Men’s Warming Shelter located at 1414 H Street in Bedford is opening to help those during this extensive heat. The shelter will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. today, Thursday, and Friday. If you need somewhere to shelter from the heat you are welcome to visit.

In Bloomington, centers will be open today through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.

  • Bloomington Fire Station 1 at 226 South College Avenue in Bloomington
  • Bloomington Fire Station 2 at 209 Fairfield Drive in Bloomington
  • Ellettsville Fire Department at 5080 West State Road 46 in Ellettsville
  • Monroe Fire Protection District – Clear Creek at 9094 South Strain Ridge Road in Bloomington
  • Monroe Fire Protection District – Indian Creek at 8019 South Rockport Road in Bloomington
  • Monroe Fire Protection District – Bloomington at 5081 North Old State Road 37 in Bloomington
  • Monroe Fire Protection District – Van Buren at 2130 South Kirby Road in Bloomington

In Greene County, residents can visit the Bloomfield Community Building, at 498 North Lincoln Drive, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. today, through Friday.