Published: 7/17/2020 @ 5:43 AM – Updated: 7/17/2020 @ 5:43 AM
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, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley Counties.
Heat Index Values Around 100 This Weekend.
Peak heat indices are expected to range from the mid-90s to 100 on Saturday, with the highest heat indices expected across southwest Lower Michigan and northwest and north-central Indiana. Heat indices are expected to be around 100 degrees for much of the area again on Sunday, although the coverage and timing of any thunderstorms on Sunday will have an impact on how high heat indices are able to reach. Heat advisories may be needed this weekend.
Instructions: Practice heat safety this weekend. 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.