There is a chance of thunderstorms this weekend, but the heat remains the primary concern. Some locations are under a Heat Advisory. Click here to see the details.
There are some areas of dense fog across eastern Kentucky this morning. That should clear by about 9:00, and the rest of the day will be partly sunny and hot. Temperatures will top out in the low 90s this afternoon, but the humidity will make it feel more like the upper 90s to near 100°.
All that heat and humidity makes for an unstable atmosphere, so a few isolated showers and storms are possible. Areas along the Virginia border have a slightly better chance of shower and storm activity.
Isolated showers and storms remain possible into the evening hours, but any rain should clear early on in the night. Overnight, temperatures will fall into the low 70s under partly cloudy skies. Some patchy fog is possible late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Sunday will be mostly sunny and hot with temperatures once again topping out in the low 90s, but the heat index values could break the 100° mark. Much like today, isolated showers and storms will be possible, especially in the afternoon and evening.
Better rain chances arrive Monday as a cold front makes its way toward the region. Scattered showers and storms are expected, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Some of these storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to near 90°.
Scattered showers and storms remain likely on Tuesday as the cold front works its way across eastern Kentucky. Temperatures will not be quite as hot with highs climbing into the mid 80s.
That cold front ushers in a little relief from this dangerous heat for the whole second half of the week. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s all the way into next weekend, but it looks like it will still be rather muggy. There is also a slight chance of rain every day through the end of the week as that cold front stalls and whatever is left of it lifts back to the north.
Sky Alert Meteorologist