There's a Heat Advisory in effect this afternoon and, according to Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes, it's the first of potentially four consecutive days of them.  Today, we're going to top out near 90 degrees, but the Heat Index is going to approach 105 degrees this afternoon.  And, when you walk out of the house this morning, you'll feel it.  The air is thick and steamy and it's going to continue to be that way.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

As you can see, the NWS is urging folks in the region to stay in an air-conditioned place if possible.  And, if you're working outside, be sure to take frequent breaks.  Also, you're advised to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Like Ron Rhodes, the National Weather Service expects the heat to continue through much of the week.  "The heat will continue through Thursday, with the highs rising to the middle 90s by then. Heat indices will continue to range from 100 to 110 in the afternoons."

The good news?  Relief is expected to arrive before the weekend gets here in the form of a cool front.  Thank goodness!  The Owensboro Air Show is planned for Saturday and Sunday and the forecast for both days is considerably cooler.  The high both days is expected to be in the mid 80s, which will be much nicer than what we are going to experience until then.

In the meantime, here's what we're facing today (and possibly Wednesday, Thursday and Friday too):

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

The current Heat Advisory is in effect from 11am through 8pm today.


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