10:11am

Mon July 2, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

High Temps to Continue Through Wednesday

The heatwave gripping Kentucky will continue at least through Wednesday, the National Weather Service office in Louisville says. Bowling Green is predicted to hit 102 degrees Monday and Louisville will see 99 degrees. The mercury will stop at 97 in Frankfort and Lexington, the weather service said.

But temperatures will slowly moderate but only by a degree or two until highs on Wednesday, July 4 will be in the mid 90s.

A series of thunderstorms moved through Kentucky on Sunday night causing many power outages along the way. Many Frankfort Plant Board customers lost electricity for three hours or more on Sunday night as winds gusts of more than 50 mph, according to the weather service, knocked down several trees that caused power to go out. The same scenario was repeated in and around Lexington with at least one gust of 60 mph along the Fayette-Bourbon county line, the weather service reported.

Kentucky Mesonet reports Madisonville had the state's highest temperature on Sunday at 106 degrees. Greenville hit 105, Cadiz, Hartford and Calhoun all had 104 degrees Sunday, Mesonet is a series of small, automated weather stations around the state operated by Western Kentucky University.