The Upper Level “Heat Dome” continues to bake our area along with the SE. After a couple of days with record breaking heat, similar weather can be expected today with Mid 90s and Heat Indices near 100°. Records will, again, be challenged…including the record highs for Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green. The Upper Level Ridge of High Pressure will begin breaking down for Friday, and a surface cold front will move across our state by the evening. It’ll remain unseasonably warm ahead of the front with more Mid 90s, but it does slightly cool down behind it. So, Saturday, highs will stay in the upper 80s (which is still above average…but cooler). However, a SW wind will return by Sunday…heating things up again. Expect more low 90s by Sunday afternoon, and this heat will follow us into early next week.
As for rain, it’s going to be very hard to find. A stray shower or two is possible during the heat of this afternoon, and some hit & miss showers are possible ahead of Friday’s cold front. Otherwise, this weekend, rain doesn’t look to threaten any outdoor plans.