Weather forecasters say relief from the extreme heat may be on the way.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Sharp says there have been several days of record heat across Kentucky in the last couple of weeks, but a cool front should knock us out of the 100 degree range by the beginning of next week.
Sharp says the reprieve from the heat wave should last at least a few days.
The cool front will also bring a chance of much-needed rain and perhaps even some thunderstorms. It has been so hot that many cities have recorded all time highs for any day in recorded history including in Nashville, Bowling Green and Louisville. Official records haven’t been kept long enough in Hopkinsville to say with any certainty, but the high at the Mesonet site during this heat wave was June 29th, when the mercury reached 107 degrees.