The high temperatures at Indianapolis, Spencer, Shoals, Freelandville and Terre Haute Hulman Regional Airport on Wednesday, August 4, were the highest since July 30, 1999. Indianapolis, Freelandville and Spencer reached 97 degrees, Terre Haute Hulman Regional Airport reached 98 degrees and the NWS cooperative observer in rural Shoals recorded 100 degrees.
In other areas of southern Indiana, temperatures on Wednesday, August 4, were the highest since August or September of 2007. Vincennes topped out at 99 degrees, the NWS cooperative observer at Seymour and the Purdue Farm near Oolitic recorded 98 degrees, and the Bloomington Monroe County Airport 97 degrees. Along the Ohio River, Evansville and Louisville set record highs for August 4. Both recorded 102 degrees.
North of Indianapolis temperatures were not quite as hot because of storms on Wednesday. Temperatures will moderate in all of Indiana today. This trend will continue through Saturday.