Summer Back In Full Swing with Hot Temperatures and Little Precipitation

Good Thursday morning, South-Central Kentucky! I hope your week has been great so far. It’s been pretty hot here lately, and that’s going to continue for the foreseeable future. With little precipitation and hot temperatures in the forecast, summer is back in full swing.

Summer conditions have been around for a while! (Giphy)

Mild Conditions Thursday

Before we ramp up the heat again, we’ll start with pretty comfortable summer conditions for our Thursday. Some clouds this morning should give way to mostly clear skies this afternoon. Additionally, a building high pressure to our west will keep precipitation chances low. That same high pressure will also usher in some cooler, drier air from the north. Therefore, highs today will only reach the mid-80’s.

Radar and surface analysis show the high pressure to our west keeping us cool and dry. (WPC)

Definitely the nicest day we’ll have over the next few days. Lows tonight will drop to the cool low 60’s.

Heat Ramps Up This Weekend

The same high pressure that will bring us a beautiful day today will be the same one that swelters us in the coming days. To start, Friday we will see temperatures climb into the upper 80’s. Dew points will remain dry for this time of year in the upper 60’s, so it shouldn’t feel too much worse than what upper 80’s feel like. We will also remain dry to end the work week.

Temperatures get hotter Friday as a high pressure keeps us dry. (NAM)

Lows Friday night will settle at the 70 degree mark, offering some relief before heating back up Saturday. Everything is on the rise as temperatures soar into the low 90’s and dew points climb to near 70 degrees, making things feel pretty uncomfortable. Precipitation chances stay low; however, an afternoon pop-up shower can’t be ruled out.

Unrelenting Heat Continues into New Week

Conditions for the start of the new week look to stay hot and humid. Temperatures will hang out in the low-to-mid 90’s. Combined with muggy dew points, these conditions could start to get dangerous. Heat indices will be well into the 100’s, so make sure to stay hydrated and limit your time outdoors.

Heat indices for Sunday around our area are forecasted to be in the 100-105 degree range. (WPC)

Start planning now if you have elderly or young family or pets that could be susceptible to the heat.

That finishes today’s forecast. Thanks for reading! Follow our live weather feed @wxornotBG, as well as on Facebook, for all your weather updates. Enjoy this beautiful day today!