One of warmest Father’s Days on record expected

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Forecast high temperatures for Sunday.

We are expecting one of the warmest Father’s Days on record in central Indiana.

Heat and humidity will again plague the state.  Dew point temperatures – the measure of moisture in the air – will remain in the upper 60°s to lower 70°s Sunday and air temperatures will climb to the lower to middle 90°s.

Forecast high temperatures for Sunday.

When you factor the air temperature and dew point together, the heat index should top out around 100° during the afternoon.

One thing you may notice, computer models project the dew point may decrease a couple degrees – going from the lower 70°s in the morning to upper 60°s in the afternoon – so you may notice a slight drop in the humidity.

Similar to Saturday, there may be a few isolated showers/thunderstorms developing during the afternoon.  The convective temperature should be near 92°, meaning once the air temperature reaches 92° a thunderstorm is possible.


The warmest Father’s Day in Indianapolis was in 1994 when it reached 95°.  The second warmest occurred in 2007 when it got up to 93°.

On the flip side, the coolest high temperature on Father’s Day occurred in 1992 and 1974 when it only reached 66° in Indianapolis.


90° afternoons will be the rule for the next couple of days until a front stalls out across the state.  That will bring almost a daily chance for showers and thunderstorms to the area.

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