Relief is on the way

Not as hot, less humid Saturday.
Posted at 3:56 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 17:25:55-04

Relief from the sweltering September heat is on the way! A cold front is knocking on our doorstep. Isolated thundershowers are possible this evening through early Saturday. Southeastern Kentucky will have better chances of seeing a storm or two tomorrow. While the front won't bring much help to our growing drought situation, it will drop temperatures and humidity levels. Highs will go from the mid 90s today to the mid 80s Saturday. It's going to feel so good! Sunshine returns throughout the day; perfect tailgating weather. It will be a really nice night under the lights at Kroger Field. This relief is brief. We will be right back to the hot stuff with highs in the lower 90s on Sunday. This September heat wave will continue for a second week with highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Remember, normal highs are now around 80° so we're keeping it pretty steamy.

There is a lone isolated storm chance next Wednesday. Drought conditions are likely to worsen, so please use caution if you have to do any burning. Things in the tropics are heating up too. Humberto is likely to develop by early Saturday. The latest track takes the storm along a path similar to Dorian - through the northwestern Bahamas and parallel to Florida's Atlantic coast. Unlike Dorian, Humberto looks to be weaker and move much faster. No U.S. landfall is expected at this time. The storm also looks to turn out to the open water once it passes Hilton Head early next week. Humberto will bring heavy rain, wind, and the threat of coastal erosion to parts of the Southeast.