Good Thursday to one and all. A Memorial Day weekend heat wave is fast approaching and we are just starting to tap some of the sultry air today. Readings over the next several days would do mid July proud as we flirt with record highs.
Readings today head into the low and middle 80s across central and eastern Kentucky. Western parts of the state will be closer to 90 degrees. Follow the temp closest to you:
Friday sees temps take off with many areas closing in on 90 around here. Humidity levels will increase into the weekend as afternoon readings climb into the 90-95 degree range. Here’s a look at the record highs for Lexington:
Saturday: 94 1939
Sunday: 93 1911
Monday: 93 1941
Sunday looks like the best chance to tie or break a daily record high. It is interesting to note that Lexington’s all time hottest May temp is 96 degrees set in 1941. That is likely safe, but we have a chance to make a run at it.
Showers and storms will work back into the picture early next week as temps start to a downward trend.
Have a great Thursday and take care.