Record Heat Watch Is On

Good Saturday everyone. Our holiday heat wave is well underway and records across western Kentucky started falling Friday. Can we break some record highs across central and eastern Kentucky? We certainly have a shot to do just that as thermometers hit the 90s in most areas.

There isn’t much more that can be said about the weather this weekend. We have been yapping on this heat wave for more than a week now and it has arrived right on cue. Hot and humid conditions today and Sunday will make it feel more like the middle of July than Memorial Day weekend.

All we can do now is keep and eye on the temps and see if we take down some records. The record watch is on:

Today: 94  1939

Sunday: 93  1911

Monday: 93  1941

Current Temps

With all this heat and humidity, we are bound to fire up a popcorn afternoon thunderstorm. These will be few and far between until Monday when our storm chance increases by the afternoon and evening.

That storm threat will ramp up into Tuesday and I can’t rule out some stronger storms during this time. There may also be a fairly robust area of low pressure working through here toward the end of next week and that may usher in much cooler air to start the month of June. The European Model is certainly on board:

Much needed rainfall AND cooler temps? Yes, please. Let’s hope the models are locked in on this scenario.

On a side note… we have a new named storm just off the southeastern coastline. Subtropical Storm Beryl fired up last night and should become fully tropical at some point today. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

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Have a great Saturday and take care.

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