Fayette County

Fall weather is finally on the way for Central Kentuckians

Aaron Elswick stopped for a cup of water in 2012 at Debra Hensley’s hydration station in front of her State Farm Insurance Agency in Lexington.
Aaron Elswick stopped for a cup of water in 2012 at Debra Hensley’s hydration station in front of her State Farm Insurance Agency in Lexington. cbertram@herald-leader.com

It has been unusually hot for late September, but the heat wave may be about to come to an end.

Saturday, with a high of 91, might have been the last 90-degree day Central Kentuckians will see until next year.

Mike Crow, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, said Sunday’s high should be around 86, but a cold front will push through Monday, bringing with it a 40 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

“That’s going to knock our temperatures down considerably,” he said.

On Tuesday, the high should be in the lower 70s.

Crow said it is unlikely the 90-degree weather will return.

“The summer of 2016 will go down as one of the warmer ones on record, not because of any overly hot days, but because of the persistence of days above normal,” the National Weather Service said in a statement on its website. “That is especially true of the nighttime lows, where Louisville and Lexington have seen long streaks of temperatures above normal.”

It has been 107 days since Lexington saw nighttime temperatures below 55, the fourth-longest streak in recorded weather history for the city, according to the weather service.

Saturday and Sunday’s overnight lows were expected to be in the upper 60s, but the low Monday night was forecast at 50 degrees.

  Comments