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Hot time in the old town
A record high temperature of 96 degrees was set in Fort Wayne on Sunday. This breaks the old record of 95 set in 1911.
The weather service said it breaks the all-time hottest May temperature of 95 degrees, which occurred on May 27, 1911 and marks the hottest temperature reached so early in the season.
Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Northside Pool hit full capacity Sunday afternoon.

Record heat, thunderstorms in forecast

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Ike Miller carries his daughter Kayla, 4, through the water to cool off in the Loeb Fountain at Purdue University in West Lafayette on Sunday in this photo from The Journal & Courier.

FORT WAYNE – The National Weather Service in northern Indiana says northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are likely to see more record-breaking heat on Monday.

Fort Wayne hit a record 96 degrees Sunday.

High temperatures will rise into the mid 90s across much of the area this afternoon, with an elevated fire danger in the afternoon, the weather service said.

There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, with storms much more likely late in the evening.

There is a risk of strong thunderstorms, especially northwest of a line roughly between Marion and Fort Wayne in Indiana and Defiance in Ohio, the weather service said. The main threats are damaging wind gusts and large hail.

A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Monday. The weather service said anyone planning to be outdoors today should take extra care to stay hydrated and avoid sunburn.

Those working outdoors are advised to take frequent rests in shaded areas.

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