(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Southeast Indiana residents will definitely want to be sure they are wearing shoes before stepping onto the backyard deck or blacktop driveway Friday.
National Weather Service meteorologists say the Labor Day weekend will be off to a blazing start with Friday’s high temperature expected to reach 100 degrees. The temperature had already passed 73 degrees by 8:00 a.m.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for the entire tri-state from noon to 8:00 p.m. Friday.
The heat concerns have also caused some changes in plans for high school football teams. Kickoff for Milan High School's home game against Lawrenceburg has been pushed back one hour to 8:00 p.m.
The scorcher is anticipated to continue through the weekend. An upper level ridge will continue to bring above normal temperatures to the area through Saturday. The combination of heat and humidity will likely result in heat indices in the upper 90s to near 100 on Saturday.
Relief will come Sunday when a cold front will moves southeast through the region late Saturday night. However, the front will lead to the possibility of showers and thunderstorms.
The average high temperature this time of year is about 83 degrees.