Sticky and steamy sunshine stays in south-central Kentucky

Heat index values will reach the triple digits through the first half of the week
Published: Aug. 24, 2021 at 9:04 AM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Monday was HOT with Bowling Green reached a high of 95°. The heat is on and it sticks around through the week along with sticky to muggy conditions!

Humidity will make things feel even hotter with feels like temps, or heat index values in the...
Humidity will make things feel even hotter with feels like temps, or heat index values in the triple digits over the next couple of days!(WBKO)

Tuesday will have mostly sunny skies as high temperatures rise into the low-to-mid 90s. Winds will be more out of the south, which will add a little bit more humidity to make heat index values, or feels like temperatures, go into the triple digits. Wednesday will be the hottest day of the week with highs expected to go into the mid 90s for many with continued sunshine. Again, with humidity factored in, it will feel like the triple digits. It will be critical to be responsible and take extra precautions to avoid overexertion while outside! Beat the heat and check the backseat! Keep an extra eye out for pets, children and the elderly. Drink plenty of water and take it easy - don’t be afraid to limit your time outside because it is easy to be exhausted in conditions like this! Air conditioning will be necessary for many in the midday and afternoon hours in the region!

By Thursday, conditions are still hot and humid, but we reintroduce slight shower and storm chances! Highs Thursday will be in the low-to-mid 90s along with the stray showers and storms possible in the afternoon with the daytime heating - but most will remain dry with sunshine. Friday and Saturday will be similar with continued sunshine and slight chances for showers and storms possible. Temperatures will be slightly lower in the low 90s, but it will still feel hot given the ongoing humidity. By Sunday, we’ll have more isolated showers and storms will develop in the midday and afternoon hours and will be ‘hit-or-miss,’ meaning some places could easily get drenched while others stay on the dry side. A trip to the waterpark or the backyard pool after school doesn’t sound like a bad idea to beat the heat... just don’t forget the sunscreen given the sunny skies in the forecast! The first half of next week will feature more ‘popcorn variety’ scattered showers and storms in the afternoon with high temperatures seasonably in the upper 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Bowling Green 3 day forecast:

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Hot and humid. High 96. Low 73. Winds SE at 4 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Hot and humid. High 96. Low 72. Winds E at 5 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Hot and humid. High 95. Low 71. Winds SE at 6 mph.

Tuesday’s Climate Info for Bowling Green:

Record High Today: 103 (2007, 1943)

Record Low Today: 50 (1923)

Normal High: 89

Normal Low: 67

Sunrise: 6:10 a.m.

Sunset: 7:25 p.m.

Health & Allergies:

Air Quality: Good (Ozone Count: 12 / Small Particulate Matter: 20)

UV Index: Very High (9 - Sunburn time if unprotected: 25 minutes)

Pollen Count: High (9.2 - Weeds, Grass)

Mold Count: Moderate (7150 - Mold Spore Count)

Monday’s Climate Info for Bowling Green:

Yesterday’s High: 95

Yesterday’s Low: 70

Yesterday’s Precip: 0.00″

Monthly Precip: 1.89″ (-0.96″)

Yearly Precip: 34.66″ (+0.93″)

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