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Heat continues across parts of central, eastern U.S.

Higher-than-normal temperatures will continue across parts of the central and eastern U.S. on Thursday with afternoon highs reaching 20-25 degrees above normal for some locations. One of the warmest areas will be the northern Plains, where high temperatures could reach 100 degrees. Remember to limit time spent outside during excessive heat and take proper precautions to avoid heat-related illness.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lexington, Blue Grass Airport (KLEX)

Lat: 38.04°NLon: 84.61°WElev: 978ft.

Fair

92°F

33°C

Humidity 38%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.99 in (1014.5 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index93°F (34°C)
Last update 3 Sep 3:54 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Lexington KY

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

  • Labor
    Day

    Labor Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 68 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
Lexington KY
 38.05°N 84.46°W (Elev. 1027 ft)
3:30 pm EDT Sep 3, 2015
4pm EDT Sep 3, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 10, 2015
 
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