The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Western Kentucky through 7 p.m. CDT Thursday. Maximum afternoon heat indices Monday through Thursday will be around 105 degrees. The heat warning area is west of a vertical line from about Owensboro to about Hopkinsville, the weather service said.
Those spending time outside are reminded to take extra precautions such as wearing light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drinking plenty of water.
Meanwhile, the weather service issued a special weather statement for Central Kentucky - roughly the area from Bowling Green to Lexington. NWS says highs in the lower to mid 90s and high humidity will produce heat indices in this region from about 98 to as higher as 105 degrees.
Eastern Kentucky could see thunderstorms on Monday with heat indices as high as about 100 degrees.