Tracking Dangerous Heat for the 4th

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 14:39:18-04

Storms were a little fewer and farther between across the Bluegrass today, and as result it was a little hotter than yesterday. We are tracking a drier and even hotter Independence Day. The "heat dome" will retrograde, slide back to the west, over the Ohio Valley which will turn up the heat. Hot dogs and hamburgers won’t be the only things sizzling tomorrow. We are tracking dangerous heat and humidity with peak heat indices between 105° and 110°. Most of central and eastern Kentucky will be under a Heat Advisory.

Take extra precautions if you have plans to be outside tomorrow afternoon and evening. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning. Wear light-weight, lightly colored, and loose-fitting clothing. Check on the elderly and other vulnerable friends and family.

There won’t be many clouds to provide a little extra shade tomorrow. We are also tamping down storm chances but still allowing for a few pop-up. Skies will be perfect for fireworks later on.

Looking for some relief from the heat and humidity? We are tracking *some* this weekend. But first a cold front will sweep through the Bluegrass on Friday. Showers and thunderstorms will become likely late Thursday night and throughout Friday. Saturday will be slightly less humidity and a tad cooler behind the storms and front.