LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Good morning y’all! It is very much humid outside with temps in the mid to upper 70s feeling almost like 80 off the bat to start the day and it will only fuel the feels-like temp throughout the day.
It is Thursday, August 12 and it is steamy outside with fog developing early in the valleys. We start off with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures climb into the 80s by lunchtime. Once we get later into the afternoon we should see 90 degrees for many locations with heat indices near/at the triple digits. There is a small chance for some showers and storms later on, and honestly, this will be the best chance to beat the heat. Friday looks to be similar to today, but as a cold front swings by later in the afternoon and evening, the chance for stronger storms is possible. The Storm Prediction Center has put us under a level 1/5 risk for severe weather. The main threats include damaging winds, heavy rain, and small hail. It won’t be an all-out washout… but just something to be aware of. The cold front will knock down temps significantly into the weekend and we will stay in the low 80s. Northerly winds will dominate, and this will help the humidity levels move back to not-so-bad levels. Rain and storm chances remain still possible in the afternoons. Next week we will have to keep our eyes on the tropics as Tropical Depression Fred moves closer to Florida. Some models do suggest some rain from the system impacting eastern Kentucky, but of course, this can change. Overall, into the new week, we will have temps in the low to mid-80s and afternoon summer showers and storms.
Have a great day!