High Heat with Afternoon/Evening Storms

The trend of unseasonably hot temps with high heat index values continues. Today, Highs will reach the Mid-Upper 90s (5-10 degrees above average) …and it’ll feel as hot as 105° when the humidity is factored in this afternoon. Thankfully, rain relief is possible throughout the afternoon and early evening. However, there is a risk for severe storms…and you need to stay “weather aware” after 3PM.  We’re expecting a storm complex to race towards KY, and it’ll impact areas near the Ohio River between 4PM and 7PM.  Then, it’ll quickly move S/SE…impacting areas from Lexington to Bowling Green between 6PM – 8PMDamaging wind will be the primary severe threat, but storms with hail are also possible.  Have ways of getting severe weather alerts. 

By 10PM, most of the storms are out of our area…and the rest of the night should be quiet.  Expect another unseasonably hot day for Wednesday (90s) with more scattered showers/storms by the afternoon. A cold front will slowly move across our state on Thursday, and it’ll keep a few showers in the forecast (with the highest threat south of I-64).  In the wake of the front, it dries out and cools down Friday through Sunday. Highs will stay in the low-mid 80s during that time-frame.  So, this weekend is looking like ideal conditions for attending the KY State Fair… stay tuned.