This weekend will be a scorcher all over the nation.  Indianapolis, Kalamazoo and Kansas City could be seeing their hottest days of the year this weekend.

Man hugging block of ice

Thursday, Friday and Saturday highs will range from the upper 90's to lower 100's through out the nation.

You know the old cliche' "it's not the heat, it's the humidity?"  This weekend it will be both.

The Indy Channel reports heat indexes will reach 110,

Thursday: Partly Cloudy – Spot Storm… 90 (Heat Index: 92-98)

Friday: Partly Cloudy – Spot Storm… 95 (Heat Index: 105-110)

Saturday: Partly Cloudy – Spot Storms… 95 (Heat Index: 105-110)

Sunday: Partly Cloudy – Sct. Storms… 93 (Heat Index: 98-104)

Kalamazoo could see a heat index reaching 100 on Thursday.

The heat index is summer's equivalent of the wind chill factor.  Here's the actual definition.

Heat Index: a quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air.

Here are a 4 fun creative summer life hacks to keep your kids cool during the heat wave.