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Hot weather sticking around

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

David Wire
The heat residents have faced the past few days will stick around for a little longer.

According to information provided by the National Weather Service based in Indianapolis, Clay County was one of many Indiana counties facing a heat advisory Tuesday.

WTHI News-10 Meteorologist David Wire told The Brazil Times a cold front passing through Tuesday night provided a temporary break in humidity and temperatures.

However, Wire said temperatures would hover in the low 90s the rest of the week.

"We'll see low 90 temps the rest of the week," Wire said. "There's a chance of rain Friday and Saturday, but that's about it."

Wire said normally, the average temperature for July is 79.8 degrees. However, the area experienced a 3.6-degree increase in temperature in July this year.

"July temperatures were higher than normal," Wire said. "We're normally hot; we normally sweat in the summer. But this has been just a bit above average.

"We're on the decline as far as averages. It's normal to be hot, but we are slightly above average."

Wire added the heat index, which hovered around 105 degrees Tuesday, should be lower for the rest of the week.

Wire said Wabash Valley residents could expect to see temperatures in the 90s for a while.

"All the turns are still pointing to warm," he said. "Right now, it does look like we're going to stay dry the first two weeks of August. It could be drier than average for two weeks."

Wire said because residents faced a wetter than usual spring, drought conditions have not been declared.

Still, he said rain does not appear in the immediate future forecasts.

"There's a slight chance we could break this at the end of August and get out of this pattern," he said.

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