Heat with strong storm potential return this week

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The heat has officially returned to Kentucky! Many areas saw highs climb into the mid 80s. As expected, the humidity levels didn't reach the the extremely uncomfortable levels. That's all about to change!

One of the things we have mentioned daily has been an approaching cold front. That front takes its first swipe at us on Monday. It will likely trigger some showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Some of those actually have the potential do be strong or even severe. Better chances of that happening will be north of our area. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the storms reach those severe levels. Throw in some pretty heavy rain and we have a messy forecast.

That same front will continue to slowly sag into Kentucky on Tuesday as well. This will be our opportunity to see more widespread showers and thunderstorms. Again, the threat of severe weather looks likely. However, Tuesday's chances could be a little more widespread. I think more of us will see some of those strong to severe storms during that time period.

Any one of these storms that develop could produce strong winds, large hail or even an isolated tornado. We will keep a close eye on the skies during the next couple of days.

The storms won't be the only issue for the early part of this week. Daytime highs will jump close to 90 on Monday. While rain will keeps highs down for most of the week, we could see another run at 90 or higher by the end of the week or into the weekend.

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