Extreme Summer heat arrives in Kentuckiana Thursday and will continue through the Forth of July with highs ranging from 95 to 104 degrees! The hottest day will be Thursday with Louisville hitting a high of 103. National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory on Thursday. On the map below you will find some safety tips for the extreme heat.
In addition to the very hot temperatures, our drought conditions will worsen since little to no rain is expected. Look for most of Kentuckiana to be in a moderate to severe drought by early next week. Here's a look at the current Drought Monitor.
We are also seeing an increase in the fire danger across Kentuckiana through early next week. The most dangerous conditions (very hot temps, critically low relative humidities, and gusty winds) for the spreading of wildland fires will occur on Thursday. This has prompted NWS to issue a Red Flag Warning.
Burn Bans are out in 10 Indiana counties and two Kentucky counties. See map below...
I think by the end of this weekend we all may be singing a little CCR "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"! Stay cool and safe!