Summer heat and humidity build back in for the upcoming weekend

Highs should climb back into the mid-90s with heat indices around 100 degrees into early next week

The summer heat and humidity will continue to build back into Kentucky and Southern Indiana as we close out the week and head into the upcoming weekend. With a leftover boundary stalled out over Southern Kentucky on Friday, this will be the focal point for a few scattered storms to develop as things heat up during the afternoon hours. The best chances for storms look to be across our Kentucky counties as afternoon highs reach the low 90s to go along with the humid conditions. Heading into the weekend, the leftover boundary will to the north, opening the door for another surge of unseasonably hot and humid air to move into Kentuckiana so it’s going to feel like the heart of summer this weekend and through early next week. 

Afternoon highs should reach the mid-90s with heat indices around 100 degrees, so you’ll definitely want to slow it down during the hottest part of the day. Of course, will all the heat and humidity around, we’ll see a few scattered storms pop-up during the peak heating of the afternoon. Any of these storms that develop could produce some localized heavy rain, along with some gusty winds and lightning. This typical mid to late July pattern will continue through much of next week with daily chances of scattered afternoon storms although we should trim a few degrees off afternoon highs into the middle of next week with readings still hot into the low 90s. 

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, warm and a bit muggy. Low: 74. Wind: S 5 mph.

FRIDAY: Hot and humid with a few storms south. High: 93°. Wind: S 5 mph.

SATURDAY: More heat and humidity, isolated storms possible. High: 94°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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