Hottest Day Since August of 1936! Changes Ahead...

Hottest Day Since August of 1936! Changes Ahead...

We are wrapping up our hottest day since August 19, 1936! Lexington peaked at 105° this Saturday, and storms will return on Sunday.
Excessive Heat Warnings will end late this evening in central and northern Kentucky.

Heat Advisories are also in effect this evening across eastern Kentucky.

This was a sweltering day.  When the temperature reached 105°, today became our hottest - by the numbers - at the Blue Grass Airport since August 19, 1936!  Fortunately, the humidity levels remained in check, so heat index values generally remained under 110°.  No matter how you dice it, it was a scorcher. 

Tonight will be a warm night with isolated thunderstorms fading away.  Lows will dip down to 75°.  Sunday will be another hot day with highs near 96°, higher humidity, and a much greater chance of scattered, strong or severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches.  Scattered thunderstorms will remain possible overnight and into Monday, generally pushing south as we move later and later into Monday.  Temperatures will dramatically drop, peaking only in the middle 80s through most of next week, starting Monday.  Tuesday through Saturday will feature isolated to scattered thunderstorms, but most of the storms will occur in southern and southeastern Kentucky, offering limited drought relief farther north.
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