Seasonably mid-July weather before more heat returns later this week

Highs will be back into the low and mid-90s beginning Wednesday with increasing storm chances by Thursday

After a nice start to the week for mid-July across Kentucky and Southern Indiana with sunshine and highs right around average for this time of the year, the warm and tranquil weather will hang around for one more day before we really start to heat things back up. With high pressure over the Great Lakes, expect more sunshine and highs into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees with manageable humidity levels. As the high gives way to the east into the mid-week, winds will shift around to the south, bring the heat and humidity back into the region. Wednesday looks hot and dry with highs in the mid-90s before a weakening frontal system drops into the Ohio Valley and stalls out late this week. Expect a few scattered storms, especially on Thursday with afternoon highs into the low 90s. 

It now appears the significant heat will remain back to our west across the Central Plains late this week and into the weekend, but it’s still going to feel like the middle of summer. Afternoon highs will reach the mid-90s with heat indices around the 100-degree mark, so you’ll want to slow it down during the hottest part of the day. With the leftover boundary close by, a few isolated to scattered storms will be possible each afternoon through the weekend. These scattered storms will provide the only relief from the heat and humidity as this typical summer pattern continues into early next week. 

TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 67°. Wind: N 5 mph. 

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, warming up a bit. High: 90°. Wind: E 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY: More sunshine, the heat returns. High: 95°. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.

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