Daily Archives: July 18, 2019

Time posted: 2:19 am

A Few Days Of Heat Before We Turn Cool

Good Thursday, everyone. Before Barry developed, I talked about some “real deal heat” developing around tropical systems. Well, what’s left of Barry is moving out and the “real deal heat” is developing into the coming weekend. The good news is… It won’t last very long as a blast of September air moves in early next week.

Let’s start with today and roll forward. Highs are generally in the upper 80s and low 90s, but humidity levels are way up. That will give us a heat index ranging from the mid and upper 90s in the east to the 100-105 range for areas of western and northern Kentucky. With tropical moisture around, we are going to see more in the way of scattered showers and storms going up. Just like the past few days, not everyone sees storms, but heavy rains are possible. Here are your trackers…

Friday and Saturday feature the hottest days of the summer. Daytime highs range from 90-95 in many areas with a heat index above 100 for many. I know there’s an Excessive Heat Warning (heat index of 110 or higher for 2 straight hours or more or 4 straight days of 105 or higher for 2 consecutive hours on each day ) out for many, but we seem to be lowering the standards for that. This is Heat Advisory material for many in central and eastern Kentucky and some may struggle to even get to that (105 for 2 straight hours or more).

A few storms will go up during the afternoon hours for Friday and Saturday, with an increase in storms for Sunday. This is ahead of a strong cold front ready to blast through here on Monday. That could spark some pretty big boomers as much cooler air crashes in behind it…

Highs for Tuesday and Wednesday may not get out of the 70s as lows reach the 50s.

Happy Thursday and take care.