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Record low temperature recorded in Lexington

Lexington had a record low temperature Monday morning as temperatures in Central Kentucky fell into the mid- and upper 50s, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

Lexington dipped to 53 degrees early Monday, setting a record for Aug. 11. The old record for that day was 54 degrees in 1967.

The low temperatures were caused by a cold front that pushed through the state overnight, ushering in cooler and drier air, according to the weather service.

A gradual warming trend is expected this week.

Highs Monday are expected to be in the low to mid-80s.

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