Central Kentuckians who suffered through the sweltering heat of the past several days can take heart: Monday's high should be about 30 degrees lower than Saturday's.
Saturday's high of 98 degrees in Lexington was 2 degrees shy of the record for the day, set in 1953, said Brian Schoettmer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville. It was the fourth straight day with a high in the 90s.
But he said "the first powerful cold front" of the season is on the way.
Sunday's high should be in the mid-80s, he said, with "a lot of showers and storms."
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On Monday and Tuesday, the high will be about 70 degrees, or possibly even in the upper 60s, he said. The highs Wednesday through Friday will likely be in the mid-70s.
Skies are expected to be mostly cloudy Monday through Wednesday. There will be a daily chance of showers Monday through Friday.
Schoettmer said that while the area might see some more 90-degree days, the worst of the summer heat has passed.
"This is probably the last that we'll see of the solid upper 90s," he said.