Heat cancels carnival, storms possible tonight

The National Weather Service for nothern Indiana is located north o North Webster. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — Warsaw’s annual family carnival, one of the more popular summer events put on by the Warsaw Parks and Recreation Department, has fallen victim to today’s anticipated excessive heat.

Warsaw Parks announced on Thursday the cancelation of the family carnival, which had been set for Friday night in Central Park.

The decision was made out of concern for the public, the vendors and park staff, the announcement said.

The current stretch of hot weather is expected to peak today with a high of 95 and a heat index of around 105.

Due to availability and scheduling conflicts, there is no plan to hold it later this year – fans of the carnival will have to wait until next year.

A heat advisory by the National Weather Service remains in effect until midnight Friday.

In addition to the heat, the national weather service predicts there’s also a chance of storms tonight.

The Weather Service said the greatest risk for storms will exist until midnight Friday as a front moves south. Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats with heavy rainfall possible.

And Friday has been declared another air action quality alert for the entire state. That means certain groups with sensitivities are urged to stay inside as much as possible.

Saturday’s high temp is expected to be 85 and Sunday’s high will be near 80.