A very hot and humid weekend ahead for Kentucky and Southern Indiana

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

It’s going to feel like the heart of summer across Kentucky and Southern Indiana for the upcoming weekend. With high pressure anchored over the southeast U.S. plenty of heat and humidity will build into the region with afternoon highs into the mid-90s in most locations. Add the humidity to the mix and our feel like temperatures should be 100 degrees plus so you’ll need to slow it down and find a cool spot during the hottest part of the day. With the weak boundary over Southern Kentucky washing out, we won’t have anything to trigger thunderstorm development other than the afternoon heat so it looks mainly dry across Kentuckiana this weekend, even though a stray storm or two can’t be ruled out. 

Heading into next week expect more heat and humidity with highs remaining in the mid-90s as we slowly increase our afternoon thunderstorm chances on Monday and Tuesday. By mid-week a frontal boundary to our north coupled with a wave of energy sliding along it should give us a better chance of more widespread showers and thunderstorms, especially on Wednesday. Temperatures should back off a bit with highs into the low 90s later in the week, but it will continue to feel like late July as the hot and humid pattern remains in place.  

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. warm and very muggy. Low: 76°. Wind: Calm. 

SATURDAY: More heat and humidity, a stray P.M. storm possible. High: 95°. Wind:SW 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: Hot and humid with heat indices 100 degrees plus. High: 96°. Wind: SW 5 mph.

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