A very hot pattern is taking shape anywhere from the SE to parts of the Ohio River Valley.  Expect highs in the Mid 90s across KY with heat indices into the upper 90s…flirting with 100°.  We can blame an Upper Level Ridge of High Pressure (also called a “Heat Dome”) for the unseasonably hot conditions, and this pattern will stick around through at least Thursday before breaking down by Friday. Regardless, highs will hover around the mid 90s for most of the state the rest of this week. There is also a chance that some records could be matched or broken.  At the surface, a cold front will cross the area late Friday into early Saturday. It will break the very hot trend just in time for the weekend with temps falling back into the upper 80s.  Yet, temps will remain above the average (avg. highs for Louisville: Mid 80s). 

As for rain, don’t expect much of it between now and early next week. There will be spotty showers possible for Wednesday, another opportunity late Friday ahead of a weak cold front, and spotty showers possible Sunday.   Early next week, the rain chances may go up a bit courtesy of upper level disturbances…but we’ll continue to monitor that potential.  

In the short tem, be safe in the heat!