One more day of record heat

Record heat then fall arrives.
Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 17:45:00-04

We blasted pass the daily temperature records once again today. But now we can say the heat has finally peaked! Don't get us wrong it's still going to be hot tomorrow, but temperatures will take the first turn towards cooling down. After starting near 70°, highs will be in the lower 90s Thursday. It will be another day of giving the record high (89° from 1953) and the most October 90°+ days (three) a run for the money.

The heat dome that has been so dominant this week is showing signs of breaking down. The ridge flattens out and weakens tomorrow. This will allow a dry cold front to sneak in. The boundary will bring more clouds, sadly next to no rain, but there will be a "dramatic" temperature change. Temperatures will drop into the 50s overnight. By Friday it will feel like fall with highs in the 70s. And all of this happens just in time for the opening of Keeneland's Fall Meet. The only thing we're still waiting on is rain. Our best rain chance in over a month will arrive early next week with a stronger front that will eventually send us deeper into fall.