Heat Continues Ahead of Cold Front

Happy Thursday, South-Central Kentucky! Are you sick of summer yet? These unseasonably warm temperatures are packing a punch for early September, and they are expected to continue. However, we anticipate a cold front to pass later this week bringing a shot at some much needed heat relief.

Sitting here waiting for cooler temperatures. (Giphy)

Is It Really September 12th?

The past few days have made it seem like it’s still early August. Averages for this time of year are in the low 80’s! We will be well above average today as highs reach the mid-90’s, but dew points in the low 60’s will keep it from feeling unbearably muggy. Very widespread and scattered showers are a possibility this afternoon, but expect another overall hot and sunny day today.

We’re very above average for this time of year! (Pivotal Weather)

Remember to stay hydrated and limit your time outdoors when it gets this hot. Lows tonight offer some relief as they drop to about 70 degrees.

Cold Front Moves Through This Weekend

The only thing scary about this Friday the 13th is the high temperatures. Daytime highs will hang out around 90 degrees, but it will feel much hotter thanks to rising dew points. It will remain dry, however, for Friday night football, which is a plus. Lows will help us cool off too, in the upper 60’s.

Saturday’s surface map shows the passing cold front and high pressure that will keep us cooler, but dry. (WPC)

The real excitement comes on Saturday when a cold front is expected to move through. It will offer us a short period of relief with highs only reaching the low 80’s. Winds from the north will help bring dew points down as well, so it will actually feel like mid-September. Our dry streak will continue, though, thanks to a high pressure that will follow the passing cold front.

Weather on Repeat

It feels like we’re stuck in this loop of hot and dry weather! We had our short break, but models are showing a ridge building over most of the United States for next week, meaning the heat will return. Our next major chance for rain is still too far out to be certain of it, but we’ll keep watching and waiting for it.

The GFS shows a large ridge over most of the US early next week, meaning more hot temperatures. (Pivotal Weather)

In the meantime, enjoy the sun and warmth before we trade it in for icy wind chills this winter.

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