On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Heat Wave in Central U.S.

Dangerous heat will continue in the Nation's mid-section on Tuesday. Combined with high humidity, this will lead to Heat Index temperatures ranging from 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the Plains and mid-South. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect. If you must be outside, slow down and drink plenty of water.
Read More...

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lexington, Blue Grass Airport (KLEX)

Lat: 38.04°NLon: 84.61°WElev: 978ft.

Fair

75°F

24°C

Humidity 88%
Wind Speed SE 5 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1015.2 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Jul 12:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles SW Lexington KY

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light southeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Patchy Fog
    then Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light west wind.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 65 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light west wind.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 85.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
  Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
6 Miles SW Lexington KY
 37.99°N 84.52°W (Elev. 1007 ft)
9:57 pm EDT Jul 27, 2015
1am EDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 3, 2015
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Graph

National Digital Forecast Database