Louisville breaks 106-year-old temp. record

Louisville on Tuesday reached a high temperature of 87 degrees, breaking the previous record for the day set back in 1910.

According to the National Weather Service, weather records were set at all four of Central Kentucky's official climate sites, including two in Louisville.

The temperature at Louisville International Airport reached a high of 87 degrees, breaking the previous record for Oct. 18 of 86 degrees set back in 1910. The minimum temperature recorded Tuesday was 72 degrees, surpassing the previous minimum high of 66 degrees set back in 2007.

Record warm minimums were also recorded in Frankfort (69 degrees; previous record was 65 degrees in 2007), Lexington (66 degrees; tied record set in 2007) and Bowling Green (70 degrees; 66 degrees in 1905). Bowling Green also tied its record high of 88 degrees set back in 1963.

The high temperatures are not likely to continue Wednesday, as a cold front brings a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms to the Louisville Metro area. Skies are expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 82 degrees during the day and a low around 64 degrees at night.

On Thursday, the chance of precipitation is 80 percent with a high near 69 degrees during the day and near 48 degrees at night.


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