A dome of hot air established itself over the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys during the first three days of September, above a parched surface suffering from drought conditions. Scorching temperatures into the triple digits resulted.
|September 1||September 2||September 3|
|Location||High Temperature||Record High||High Temperature||Record High||Forecast High||Record High|
|Bowling Green||99°||104°, 1943||101°||103°, 1913||101°||102°, 1925|
|Frankfort||95°||103°, 1932||97°||106°, 1953||98°||102°, 1953|
|Lexington||96°||101°, 1953||98°||100°, 1953||98°||100°, 1953|
|Louisville||100°||103°, 1953||101°||103°, 1953||102°||99°, 1953 and 1925|
Below are graphs showing the actual high temperatures observed on September 1 and 2, and the forecast for September 3-9. The dome of hot air will be replaced by a trough of much cooler air this coming week, plus there will be added cloudiness and shower activity as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee move north. High temperatures on Monday will probably be about 30 degrees cooler than what we see today!