Watching for a heat wave

Good Monday, folks. The hottest air of the summer is targeting the Bluegrass State later this week. This will probably reach full-blown heat-wave status across our entire region.

Before that kicks in, we have a few storms to track for Monday. This action is along a weak cold front dropping in from the northwest. There’s not a ton of moisture to work with, so Monday’s storms will be pretty scattered:

Tuesday will hang on to a small storm chance, with highs in the mid- and upper 80s. From there, it’s game on toward our heat wave. This bad boy will stretch from the Rockies all the way into the Ohio Valley:

Highs from Wednesday into the weekend will head deep into the 90s, possibly giving us the hottest air since 2012. Heat index values could top out in the 100- 105-degree range for a few days. That’s getting into the danger category, so we will need to monitor this closely in the coming days.

Thunderstorms will try to break the heat late in the weekend and early next week. The models have pushed those back a few days, but they still show these boomers riding in from northwest to southeast:

That’s also a nice shot of pleasant air showing up for next week.

Have a great Monday and take care.

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