Hot, stormy day brings weather woes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The day started out warm and muggy, but the rain kept it from getting too hot. While Thursday afternoon's storms helped temperatures stay low, the weather brought its own set of problems.

A whirlwind is how some are describing Thursday's weather in Lexington. First heat and humidity and then thunderstorms rolled through the area.

Overall, it's being described as a hot, stormy day that has disrupted many people across Lexington. For example, band camp got underway today at Dunbar High School. And it was a hot one Thursday morning. The band students were sent home with survival guides that basically reminded them to drink plenty of water. But if anyone gets overwhelmed by the heat, like a few did Thursday, they've got an emergency station ready.

"We call this area back behind here 'the beach,' so they're the beach moms. They have first aid, and they have water and crackers in case they get sick," said Kathy Jaeger, who is the president of the Band Booster Club at Dunbar High School.

The rain did cool things down a bit but washed out several camps. But the real problem was the thunderstorms packing a little heat, knocking out power. One woman says her business was put on hold today without electricity.

"It allows us to clean up, check inventory, and get ready for a sale we're having," said Scherer Boyd, who is the owner of Saks Art Gallery and Interior Designs in Lexington.

We are told that at one point in Lexington, more than 11,000 Kentucky Utilities customers were without power. It has since been restored.

Now according to our meteorologists and First Alert Defender, it looks we could see some of the same kind of weather on Friday.

Several street lights were off for a period of time in the Versailles Road area, but no accidents have been reported.


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