Heat wave continues today, take all safety precautions

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – We are now two days of record breaking. Could they drop more today and tomorrow?

today and tonight

Our early June heat continues and we are still six days away from summer. New temperature records were set at the NWS Jackson and London-Corbin Airport on Monday and Tuesday and that trend appears to continue today. After starting in the mid 70’s this morning, we will head back into the upper mid 90’s this afternoon. What will help us get there today and prevented us from reaching our forecast high yesterday is the lack of rain and cloud cover this morning. That hurt our eastern counties on Tuesday. We could still see a stray shower or thunderstorm at times today, but most of us should stay dry.

A heat watch and excessive heat warning continue for the featured counties until 8:00 pm I wouldn’t be surprised to see more watches for Thursday, but we’ll have to wait and see.

A Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning continue for most of our region until 8 pm...
A heat watch and excessive heat warning continue for most of our region through 8:00 pm Wednesday night.(WYMT time)

The heat index is likely to top 100 degrees again, so take all your heat precautions again today. Water or Gatorade is the best to stay hydrated.

Remember and follow these tips to keep you and your family safe on these hot summer days.
Remember and follow these tips to keep you and your family safe on these hot summer days.(WYMT time)

Remember, in these temperatures, it doesn’t take long for a car to heat up above 100 degrees, so looking before you lock up could save the lives of your children or your family’s pets. Speaking of pets, be sure to make arrangements to keep them cool, especially outdoor pets if you can’t bring them inside. If you’re hot, they are too.

Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible. The lows will only drop into the mid upper 70s.

Extended forecast

Our dangerously high trend appears to continue on Thursday before starting to cool down a bit on Friday as a cold front approaches. The chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms increase both days, especially as the front approaches. Some of those storms could have a big impact, so make sure you have a way to get weather alerts fast, like the WYMT weather app. Highs will return to the mid-90s on Thursday with temperatures similar to 100 degrees or higher. We should stay near 90 on Friday and then drop to the mid-60s behind the front on Friday night.

Both weekend days are looking dry and much cooler. Daytime highs will top around 80 with overnight lows in the 50s and 60s.

Here’s a look at some of the records that could still be broken or tied in the coming days. Keep it up!

We could break more temperature records on Wednesday and Thursday at NWS Jackson and get closer to...
We could break more temperature records on Wednesday and Thursday at NWS Jackson and get closer on Friday.(WYMT time)

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