UPDATE: Temperatures should top out in the low 90s this afternoon. The hot conditions combined with high humidity will lead to maximum heat indices peaking around the 100 degree range along and west of I-65.
Heat index values in the Bluegrass counties will likely top out in the low to mid 90s.
The heat and humidity will continue to build on Saturday, with heat index values reaching 100 to around 104 degrees during the afternoon and evening hours. Keep heat safety in mind this weekend. Check on your neighbor, the elderly, and anyone without air conditioning. Drink plenty of water. Try to limit outdoor activities to the morning or late evening.
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EDT /NOON CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EDT /NOON CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.
* TEMPERATURE...TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 90S COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE PEAK HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING, AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE.
ALSO, CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE.
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE.
WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING... .STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA TODAY, WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHING INTO THE LOW TO MID 90S. THESE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO HEAT INDEX VALUES PEAKING AROUND 105 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS AFTERNOON.