The strong upper level ridge is anchored over the region as the heat-wave continues. Many areas experienced afternoon highs yesterday in the 100-102 degree range. We could end up a touch hotter this afternoon with expected highs between 100-105 degree. Due to the extreme heat (and slightly increased humidity), the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the entire Commonwealth from 11am-midnight. Don’t forget to take it easy when outdoors in this extreme heat; wear light-colored, lightweight clothing; drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous outdoor activity (especially in the afternoon); stay indoors when possible and allow your pets to stay indoors (in the A/C) as well.
Conditions stay hot and dry this weekend with slight chances for isolated showers tonight through Tuesday. The shower chances are slight due to the decaying MCS-type storms that pop-up during the daytime hours north of the ridge. These storms, while weakening as they enter the ridge, may have enough strength to bring isolated storms to the area (especially I-64 northward). The ridge continues to flatten and shift slightly to the west (allowing a slightly better chance for a stray shower or two as Kentucky inches closer to the outer edge of the ridge). Highs will range in the upper 90s to lower 100s through the weekend before backing off slightly to the middle 90s by the middle part of next week. Shower chances are also a touch better next week.
Stay safe outside and don’t forget about your pets!