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The Commonwealth

A second week of high heat predicted for parts of Kentucky

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Stu Johnson
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Tuesday is officially the first day of summer and high heat is expected to return to the Commonwealth this week. After a weekend which saw the thermometer straining to hit 80 degrees Saturday, it’s expected to rise well above 90 the middle of this week. Earlier forecasts called for highs near 100. Jackson Meteorologist Dustin Jordan said it now looks to be a little tamer.

“Yeah it looks like it’s gonna be a little more scaled back than last week. Certainly it does look like the humidity values will be a little lower than last week, too, that will help keep it from getting as high especially from the heat index values,” said Jordan.

Jordan said it’s hard to predict with certainty long-term this summer. But models are showing above normal temperatures here in Kentucky July, August, and September.

“Things change, you know, things will eb and flow as we go in through the summer. So, we’ll have some breaks in the heat, at times, like we did this weekend. But, certainly does look like staying above normal,” said Jordan.

Jordan said precipitation is another hard one to gauge because of popup showers that can produce significant amounts of rainfall.

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