With the second day of sweltering weather across Indiana, the National Weather service says the cause is an unusual occurrence. Meteorologist John Hendrickson says the heat comes from a high pressure system that stretches from the Great Plains to the Ohio River Valley.
The weather service is forecasting a slight cool-down tomorrow, but the relief will be temporary. More upper 80 degree temperatures are expected this weekend. The heat and humidity created storms last night that hit Richmond, Indiana particularly hard. The high winds tore off part of the roof at McBride Stadium – a baseball stadium built in 1936 with funds from the Works Progress Administration. Now home to the RiverRats, team co-owner Duke Ward says the storm also damaged the building’s press box and visitor’s dugout.