It’s another hot day with temperatures already reaching the upper 90s around the area. We are setting heat and dry day records every single day until Friday. Humidity is present, and the little bit of moisture we have in the area is firing off some isolated rain showers, mainly in the southeastern counties.
Another day with very little rain and a lot of heat. Two factors in the forecast that keep breaking records that we *don’t* want to break. As of this writing, the Blue Grass Airport has failed to collect precipitation today, and if that trend holds, this month will be the driest in Lexington weather history. In addition to the driest month, we’re only 3 days away from tying the all-time driest stretch of 37 days set back in 1908. On to the heat. We’ve already broken two daily high temperature records on last Friday and Saturday. Sunday came in 2 degrees shy of tying its record. We’ve already broken today’s record of 94 with a high so far at 97 degrees. We’re also expecting to break each day’s record through Thursday. In addition, the highest number of 90-degree days recorded in one October is 3 back in 1939. We will likely tie that with 90+ expected Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On top of that, the hottest temperature every recorded in October is 93 degrees on October 6th, 1941. We will smash that tomorrow and Wednesday as we reach the upper 90s. These are records that we don’t want to break, but we just have to put up with. We cool down Friday after a front drops in, and there’s a very good shot at rain early next week.