The first Summer heat wave of 2019 continues through the holiday weekend, and we saw our first temperatures above 90 for Friday with a high in Bowling Green of 92 degrees. Very similar temperatures are likely through the Memorial Day weekend. A pop up storm or two is possible for Saturday and again Sunday, but many of us will remain quiet, but very hot, through early next week.
Not only are we in the midst of a heat wave, we have seen above-normal temperatures for more than a week now, a string that doesn’t look to end anytime soon. Precipitation, however, for the month is approaching 3 inches below normal, somewhat deceiving given the number of days with precipitation and the streak of rainy weekends in Bowling Green.
Our next chance for more area-wide showers and storms looks to arrive later next Wednesday and into Thursday as a storm system moves across our region. This system will also bring some relief to the intense heat and some of the humidity, with highs looking to fall into the lower and middle 80s by the end of next week.
Stay cool and safe this weekend. Also stay connected with your WNKY 40 weather team for forecast updates on-air, online, on social media and on the WNKY 40 News app.