Western Kentucky Braces for Heat Wave, Heat Index Nearing 100°F by Father’s Day

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Paducah, KY – Western Kentucky is set to experience a significant heat wave, with heat index values approaching 100°F by Father’s Day. 

According to the US National Weather Service, high pressure will bring an extended period of dry weather to the region over the next seven days. Mild temperatures and low humidity levels will persist through midweek, but a notable upward trend is expected starting Thursday. High temperatures will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s on Thursday, and will climb to the lower to middle 90s from Friday through Sunday. The heat index, which factors in humidity, is projected to make temperatures feel closer to 100°F.

Residents are advised to take necessary precautions during this period of intense heat. The National Weather Service recommends staying hydrated, avoiding strenuous outdoor activities during peak afternoon hours, and checking on vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and young children, who are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

The community is urged to stay updated on weather advisories and take steps to ensure their safety as the heat wave approaches.

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