And so the dry spell continues... Only a trace of rain was reported as Blue Grass Airport. It has now been 30 days since the last measurable rainfall in Lexington. As expected with minimal to non-existent rainfall over the past week, the drought has gotten noticeably worse across Kentucky. Nearly 50% of the Commonwealth is experiencing moderate drought. Pockets of severe drought have popped up southwest and southeast of Lexington around Danville and Jackson.
Last year at this time we were trying to turn the faucet off. Now we're begging for any little bit of rain. What a difference a year, even a couple of months can make! Rain chances will remain minimal at best over the next week, so we are still on pace for the driest September on record. Things will start heating back up again. Highs will be around 90 degrees through the weekend and October will be off to a record start. There will more than likely be daily record highs and 90-degree day records broken next week.