If you thought it was hot yesterday, you were right!
On a day when we thought we would see some cooling thunderstorms from a cold front, Southern Kentucky ended up with little to no rain and one of it’s hottest days in four years.
The official high at the Bowling Green Warren County Regional Airport Wednesday was 103° set at 3:20pm. That ties the all-time record high for August 3rd set in 1902 and 1897.
Of further note…the 103° temperature set yesterday is only 10° shy of the hottest temperature ever recorded in Bowling Green which is 113° set July 28, 1930. The 1930′s is regarded as one of the hottest decades on record for this area.
Temperatures will be about 10-12° cooler today thanks to cloud cover and a northeast wind flow around an area of high pressure over the upper Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes. However, a warm front will return to the region by Friday afternoon and bring back some additional heat and humidity along with a chance of scattered showers. But, we should not see 100°+ temperatures in the near future.