Hot Memorial Day Forecast

A strong dome of high pressure aloft is over the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys.  It will give us hot and humid weather today, with just a slight chance of a cooling thunderstorm late in the afternoon. Maximum heat indices will be in the mid 90s.  In the table below is the forecast afternoon high temperatures, along with record highs:

Location Today
Bowling Green 92 (100, 1911)
Lexington 89 (93, 1941)
Louisville 92 (98, 1911)
Frankfort 90 (99, 1914)

Location Today
Lake Cumberland 89
Green River Lake 89
Patoka Lake 92
Rough River Lake 90

Safety Rules for Heat:

1)  Slow down.  Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, usually between 11 AM and 7 PM.

2)  Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

3)  Foods that increase metabolic heat production and dehydration, such as proteins, should be avoided.

4)  Drink plenty of water!  Drink water even if you do not yet feel thirsty.

5)  Avoid alcoholic beverages.

6)  Do not increase your salt intake unless directed by a physician.

7)  Spend as much time in air conditioning as possible.

8)  Stay out of the sun as much as possible.  Sunburn will make it that much more difficult for your body to dissipate heat.  When spending time in the sun, use a sunscreen with a high SPF.

9)  If suffering symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, get medical attention immediately.


Additional Information on Heat

 Beat the Heat -- Check the Back Seat!

Heat Index Chart


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