Good Saturday everyone and welcome to the weekend. We are nearing the end of this historic run of heat across Kentucky and today may be the hottest yet. This heat wave will come to a booming end late Sunday with the potential for severe weather ahead of a temperature changing cold front.
To say this heat wave is impressive would be an understatement. Lexington has hit 100 degrees 5 times already and this is the 3rd most 100 degree days in any year on record. Take a look at the numbers from the past 9 days:
June 28th: 102
June 29th: 102
June 30: 103 Record
July 1: 103 Record
July 2: 97 Record
July 3: 95
July 4: 99 Record
July 5: 99 Record
July 6: 103 Record
That’s about as impressive as you can get outside of the summer of 1936. Today should see another record biting the dust. 101 from 1936 is the record and our temp today should be between 100 and 105. Throw in the humidity and it will feel closer to 110 at times. Ouch!
Sunday will see a cold front moving in from the northwest and this will bring a noisy end to the heat wave. Strong or severe thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon and evening hours.
That front will check up across the region by early next week and may cause more in the way of scattered showers and storms to go up. The air behind this front looks GREAT with readings in the 80s for highs.
Let’s get back to tracking the weather of today:
Have a great Saturday and take care.