End of Summer Scorcher

We are nearing the end of Summer which officially ends on Sept. 23rd.  Average highs should generally be in the low 80s this time of year, but temps will be WELL ABOVE AVERAGE today (by 10°-15°) into the Mid 90s.  This unseasonably hot weather is affiliated with an upper level “Heat Dome” which continues to bake much of the SE, TN Valley, and parts of the Ohio River Valley.  Yesterday, new Record Highs were reached (in the cities of Louisville and Lexington), and today’s records will be challenged.  It will also be a bit more muggy compared to yesterday; so, it’ll feel more oppressive as Heat Index Values hover around 100° this afternoon.   

Expect similar weather through Friday, then the “Heat Dome” breaks down and a surface cold front crosses overnight Friday…leading to a slightly cooler Saturday with highs near 90°.  However, southerly winds will return for Sunday bringing more 90 degree heat through Monday. 

Rain chances will be very low through at least Monday.  Isolated showers are possible at times, but drought conditions will continue across KY.  Higher rain chances look possible by maybe Tuesday or Wednesday of next week pending if any tropical moisture can make it this far north.  Stay tuned for updates…