Heat wave expected to continue through this week

Sun setting over Winona Lake. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

Another hot week is expected as one of the longest streaks of 90 degree temperatures could continue.

The temperatures in Warsaw have reached 90 degrees every day since last Thursday, and expected temperatures throughout the week could keep that streak alive, similar to 2012. That same year, Warsaw saw temperatures in the 100s four times, the highest at 104 degrees on June 28th, then three consecutive days of 100 degrees from July 5th-7th.

Data from the Warsaw Airport ASOS station from July 2012 (Data via Iowa State University, https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=ASW&network=IN_ASOS

Fort Wayne is on a similar streak, where afternoon temperatures have peaked into the 90s since Thursday, and could continue on that streak through Saturday. If that were to occur, it would be the seventh time in history, and the first time since 1994, that Fort Wayne had a streak of ten consecutive 90 degree days. The city’s longest streak of 90s was in 2012, after the thermostat topped 90 for 22 straight days, and also hit 100 degrees for four straight days.

On average, Fort Wayne and Warsaw both have at least ten 90 degree days per year.

Data table from the National Weather Service – North Webster