Fayette County

In parts of Kentucky it feels like 100 degrees, so keep cool

Kay-Kay Lewia, 18 months, enjoyed the opening of the new temporary splash park at Northeastern Park.
Kay-Kay Lewia, 18 months, enjoyed the opening of the new temporary splash park at Northeastern Park. lkiser@herald-leader.com

With temperatures lingering in the upper 80s and low 90s throughout the weekend and into early next week, it’s time to consider some options for staying cool especially as the humidity makes the hot days feel like it’s above 100 degrees.

The National Weather Service out of Louisville declared the western and northern parts of Kentucky under a heat advisory and the rest of the state as having hazardous weather conditions.

Under a heat advisory, people are urged to limit their time outside and drink plenty of water. It’s also important to check on pets or neighbors who might suffer from excessive heat.

In the parts of Kentucky under the hazardous-weather label, the humidty can lead to a feeling of 102 to 107 degrees and also produces the potential for intense storms and lightning.

Scattered thunderstorms are expected through Thursday, according to the weather service.

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