Jim Caldwell’s Forecast | Steamy weekend conditions

FastCast - early morning
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 8:43 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The real heat of the week is back in town!

Expect highs to run in the low to mid-90s through the weekend. On these days you can expect 91-96 degrees. When the humidity is factored in, it will feel more like 100-105! Now that’s some rough stuff for a few days. These are dangerous levels of heat that we’ll have in the region.

Keep these tips in mind:

  • Limit your outdoor activity, especially midday/afternoon when it is hottest.
  • Pace your activity. Start activities slowly and pick up the pace gradually.
  • Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more. Muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
  • Limit the use of the stove and oven—it will make you and your house hotter.

Next week will be cooler but it comes with a price. Those daily showers & thunderstorm chances will keep temperatures down. I expect highs to run in the low to mid-80s when the showers & storms are here with us.

Take care of each other!

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