Heat Advisories remain in effect across central and most of eastern Kentucky today and tomorrow.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect over the next two days in northern and western parts of our area, north and west of the Bluegrass Region.
An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for Carter and Lawrence Counties.
Temperatures are hovering within a few degrees of 100°, at least in central Kentucky, this afternoon, and only SLIGHTLY cooler in southeastern Kentucky. The heat index in and around Lexington will peak near 105° in the middle to late afternoon. We've already tied a record high, at 97º from 1936. Skies will be very bright, and only an isolated thunderstorm or two will occur in a few spots, leaving most areas dry. Saturday will be very similar with a high near 99° and most places missing the very stray thunderstorms. A strong cold front will spark thunderstorms that could become severe on Sunday. Monday through Thursday will be much cooler, with temperatures peaking in the middle 80s most days, and lows will fall into the 60s next week. After a bit of Sunday and Monday drought relief, showers and thunderstorms will become sparse once again from Tuesday through Thursday. The best chance for a shower or thunderstorm around the middle of next week will be in southern and southeastern Kentucky, closer to a stalled front.