Fayette County

Heat wave continues; advisories in effect through Saturday

While protecting his head from the triple digit heat index, Blake Coldiron of Morgan County drank a bottle of water as he and his fellow paving crew members put down fresh asphalt on Todds Road outside of Man o' War Boulevard in Lexington.  Story:  Lexington's summer is hotter than normal
While protecting his head from the triple digit heat index, Blake Coldiron of Morgan County drank a bottle of water as he and his fellow paving crew members put down fresh asphalt on Todds Road outside of Man o' War Boulevard in Lexington. Story: Lexington's summer is hotter than normal

The intense summer weather is continuing, with afternoon heat advisories continuing both Friday and Saturday.

The Friday high in Lexington is forecast to be 95 degrees, with humidity making it feel like an even 100. In western parts of the state, the heat index could hit 109.

The first mention of a high in the 80s doesn't come until Monday.

There's a 30 percent chance of rain Friday and a 40 percent chance Saturday.

As it frequently has recently, the weather service warns that this kind of heat can make people sick. It is especially dangerous for children and elderly people.

The advice: Stay in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible and drink plenty of fluids.

People should check on friends and neighbors. If you must work outside, keep an eye on co-workers. Never leave anyone or any animal in a parked car.

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