September will go down as a month of records…from temps to lack of rain. Many cities across KY has had record heat since the weekend, and we start this week with more of the same. Record heat is expected this afternoon for Louisville, Bowling Green, Lexington, and Covington…with mid-upper 90s (heat indices around 100°). Keep in mind, these highs will also be WELL ABOVE THE AVERAGE by roughly 20° or more. An upper level ridge of High pressure is dominating our region as the jet stream sits well into Canada. So, we’re exposed to unseasonably hot conditons that will continue through much of the week. However, by the end of the week…the upper level High will break down & a cold front will cross our area. This will bring much cooler weather back to the region…dropping highs back to around average by Friday into the weekend.
As for rain, drier weather continues all week unfortunately. There could be a spotty showers east of I-65 this afternoon, and there could be isolated showers affiliated with a cold front that will cross on Thursday. Otherwise, no drought busting rain can be expected through Saturday. Rain chances may ramp up by Sunday…but stay tuned to see if this trend continues.
So, as it stands, this September will be the driest on record for Louisville…and the driest month of all time:-(