The Purdue Ag Farm tied the record highest low temperature for the date this morning with 75.
This tied with 2011, 1952, 1946, 1934 & 1930 for warming July 19 minimum temperature (records 1879-present...........Purdue 1879-1953..........Ag Farm site 1954-present).
Lows ran 75-81 for the area as a whole.
Our low at the station & Purdue Airport was 78.
It will be another warm night at 75-80. The record for tomorrow morning for West Lafayette (Ag Farm) is 76 set in 2011.
Heat index values peaked at their highest values since 2012 today for some locations in the viewing area. Overall values reached 101-116.
Values reached 121 in Iowa. Even Minneapolis-St. Paul International. saw the heat index reach 119. At Omaha, it was 119.
An example of the oppressive nature of the heat, Grissom Air Reserve Base had a temperature of 82 AND a dew point of 82 at 9:56 a.m. this morning. 100% relative humidity..........now that is a sauna. It actually felt like 95.
This was common over the area this morning.
Highs reached 89-95 over the area, short of the 94-99 expectations, but the heat indices reached them.
Highs tomorrow should run 93-98 with heat indices 104-113.
Of the last 22 days, all but 6 have failed to reach 90 at WLFI & only 0.46" rain has fallen since June 24.
Prior to late June, since mid-December, we were not able to string together more than 3 consecutive days without any precipitation!
MCV & outflow boundary from complex of severe storm northwest of us the night before to early Sunday morning should spark new storms here Sunday midday through afternoon.
Some scattered severe gusts are possible with locally-heavy rainfall, as well.
It looks SLIGHT RISK-worthy.
Highs Sunday will run 88-96 with heat indices 97-113 from northwest to southeast.
Dry weather is likely Monday-Wednesday with sunshine & a few clouds & highs 80s & lows in the 50s.
Thursday will feature a cold front with a few isolated storms with 88-92. It looks a bit more humid with heat indices 93-97.
Friday looks good with 79-84 & lows in the 50s.
Saturday-Sunday looks good with sunshine & 80s with lows in the 50s & 60s.
Beyond Sunday, the next decent potential of storms will be around July 30 as we turn humid & rather hot.
Overall, however, early August will average cooler & wetter than normal.