Northern Indiana is bracing for four days of heat and storms near 100 degrees

Fort Wayne, IN – The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a warning about an upcoming heat wave expected to hit the region starting Sunday. Residents should brace themselves for four days of extreme heat, with temperatures around 40 degrees and high humidity.

According to the National Weather Service, the heat wave will cause heat indexes to potentially reach 105 degrees in the afternoon Monday through Thursday. The oppressive heat will be accompanied by isolated thunderstorms, adding to the weather challenges. Although organized severe weather is not expected, the combination of high temperatures and humidity can pose serious health risks.

The National Weather Service advises residents to stay indoors during peak hours, stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activities. It is also essential to monitor vulnerable people, such as the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions, to ensure their safety.

Local authorities are expected to issue heat advisories as conditions develop. Preparations are underway to provide cooling centers and other resources to help residents cope with the extreme weather.

As Northern Indiana faces this period of intense heat and potential storms, residents are urged to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions to stay safe.