The August heat and humidity will stick around Kentuckiana into the mid-week before we see a brief break as we head into the upcoming weekend. We’ll be in store for another hot and humid day Wednesday. Afternoon highs should be in the low and mid-90s but it may feel closer to 100 degrees at times with the muggy air factored in. A cold front to our north will slowly work southward late Wednesday and into Thursday bringing an increased chance for showers and storms around the area. This is good news given the dry conditions of late, plus it should drop both temperatures and humidity levels a bit. With clouds and storms around, highs on Thursday and Friday should be into the mid-80s. The front to our south may hang close enough on Friday to keep a few isolated storms around, especially areas south of Louisville.
Heading into the weekend, the model data is still at odds about how far south the push of drier air will be. For now, it appears that Saturday will be our best day across most of Kentuckiana with sun and clouds, highs in the mid-80s and a break from the humidity. This won’t last long as the moisture is expected to surge back to the north to end the weekend on Sunday. Highs will continue to be in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees, but it will feel muggy again and we could see a few isolated storms with the heating of the day. This typical late August pattern will continue into early next week with a few isolated storms popping up during the afternoon hours.
TONIGHT: Mainly dry after evening storms. Low: 73°. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Hot and humid. Few storms possible, especially in the evening. High: 94°. Wind: SW 5-15 mph.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, not as hot, scattered storms. Rain chance: 60%. High: 86°. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
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