Thursday's heat wave broke records in Lexington, Louisville and Jackson, but relief is in the forecast.
Lexington recorded a record high temperature of 94 degrees on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville. The previous high was 92 degrees, in both 1941 and 2007.
Louisville's high of 97 degrees also set a record, beating 96 degrees in 2007.
The 92 degrees recorded at the National Weather Service in Jackson also set a record; the previous high for Sept. 23 was 91 degrees, set in 2005. Climate records for Jackson date to 1981.
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Standiford Field in Louisville has reached 90 degrees or above on 82 days this year, also a record. The previous record was 81 days, set in 1954.
Frankfort (94 degrees) and Bowling Green (95 degrees) each had high temperatures that tied records.
Lexington temperatures are expected to reach the lower 90s on Friday, but the weekend will be cooler, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.