Record Heat Hits Tuesday, Heavy Rains Possible Wednesday into Thursday

The Lake City Bank clock tower in downtown Warsaw shows temperatures over 90 degrees Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

Summer heat brought some new records to the area on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service office in North Webster says Fort Wayne tied a record high after reaching 89 degrees and South Bend broke their old record when the city hit 90 degrees. Both of the old records were set back in 1897.

Digital marquees at various businesses in Warsaw showed temperatures at or above 90 degrees throughout the afternoon, with temperatures remaining above 80 after 10 PM.

While the heat will simmer off throughout the rest of the week, flooding is once again a concern for Wednesday into Thursday. The Weather Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for heavy rains and possible flash flooding. This coming just a few days after portions of the area picked up over four inches of rain.

The Weather Prediction Center outlining areas that could see flash flooding. (Photo: NOAA Weather Prediction Center)