It’s a scorcher out there!

wxornotBG 7/20/17: The hottest conditions south central Kentucky has seen over the past few years takes over today through Saturday.

Publicado por Landon Hampton em Quinta-feira, 20 de julho de 2017

Overall Set-Up

Good morning, y’all! I hope y’all are ready for this fire-hot forecast today! Just kidding, but it’s for real gonna be very hot today with heat indices near 100° or a little above. It’s gon’ be HOT!

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This upper-level ridging that we’ve been talking about the past few days is still centered over the Plains, as it continues to build into the Ohio Valley. This ridge is going to allow our temperatures to soar with highs over the next few days in the mid 90’s. The moisture content in this air mass will also allow our humidity values to rise, making the “feels like temperature” near 100°.

NAM Upper-level winds valid today, via Pivotal Weather

What That Means For Us

It’s going to be very hot and humid over the next three days – like, the hottest it’s been all summer! As far as rain goes, most of us shouldn’t see any rain, but there is a small chance for isolated, pop-up showers. According to this weather model, there is a very, very slim chance of seeing a pop-up shower in our neck of the woods.

HRRR model Simulated Reflectivity valid today, via COD Meteorology

The biggest thing to take away from today’s forecast is that it’s going to be extremely hot and humid today through Saturday, so please take the necessary precautions in order to stay hydrated and happy.

  • Limit outdoor activity, if possible. If not possible, take breaks every hour
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after being outdoors to allow your body to recover.
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Dress in lightweight and light-colored clothing
  • Work outside early in the morning or late in the day (5pm or later)

Also, remember to check and double check that you haven’t left anything (or anyone) important in your car. It can get very hot inside the cab of the car in this kind of heat.

NWS Louisville

Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly sunny and HOT with a high of 94°. Overnight, expect mostly clear skies with low of 75°.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and HOT with a high of 95°. Overnight, expect mostly clear skies with low of 76°.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and HOT with a high of 94°. Overnight, expect partly cloudy skies with low of 77°.

Well, that’s all I got for y’all! Make sure to follow @wxornotBG on Twitter and like Landon Hampton on Facebook for the latest weather information. Have a fantastic rest of the week, and please remember to hydrate and stay safe out there!