Record Heat This Week

Records fall this week as we reach the mid-90s
Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-29 06:32:00-04

It’s a warm morning with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees. Some clouds are present, but rain is nowhere to be found. The break in cloud coverage this morning has allowed us to cool about 5-15 degrees from where we were 24 hours ago. Clouds will hang through much of the day with breaks of sunshine mixed in. Visibility seems to be doing fine, except for low-lying coverage in the southeast.

Things are cooking outside in the afternoons with heat still reaching the 90s. Not just the 90s, but middle and upper in a few locations. This is record-setting heat. Yesterday, the high temperature at the Blue Grass Airport reached 94 degrees which tied the old record back in 1936! This near-record heat will become record-breaking heat through the next several days as we continually reach the middle 90s each afternoon. The records this week are from the 1940s and 1950s. Rain chances remain minimal, but thanks to the extreme heat, one or two pop-ups could get going. Don’t expect much, but a heavy downpour is possible, just not probable. Next best chance for rain comes at the end of the week with a stalling cold front. The good news is that front will stall to the south of us, meaning we cool down significantly over next weekend. We just need to get there.