Published: 7/07/2020 @ 4:39 PM – Updated: 7/07/2020 @ 4:39 PM
Special Weather Statement Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White, and Whitley Counties.
Heat Index Values Reaching into the Mid to Upper 90s This Week.
Maximum heat index values Wednesday and Thursday will be in the mid to upper 90s. A few spotty locations could see heat index values rise to near the 100-degree mark; especially east of Interstate 69.
Instructions: Practice heat safety this week. Limit outdoor activities if possible, particularly anything strenuous. If you plan to be outside, take frequent breaks in an air-conditioned location and drink a lot of water. If driving, when you park don't forget to look before you lock: never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle. Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in vehicles die from overheating.