The National Weather Service is warning that a “critical fire danger” will arise Thursday.
“Very hot temperatures in the lower to middle 100s, combined with low relative humidity around 20 percent and strong, gusty west winds will lead to a critical fire danger risk Thursday afternoon,” said a bulletin from the weather service Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday may be one of the hottest days ever recorded in Fort Wayne.
The weather service is forecasting a high of 106 degrees, which would tie the hottest days in weather service records. Temperatures of 106 were recorded once each in the summers of 1988, 1936 and 1934.