The heat is back on in western Kentucky, but many people must work outside to make a living no matter what the conditions are.
As previously reported, an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for all of western Kentucky through Thursday evening. Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 90’s each day and high humidity will make it feel like 105 or greater.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Battalion Chief Freddie Montgomery says the main goal for anyone who must work outside should be to drink plenty of fluids to keep the body hydrated.
Montgomery says limiting the amount of time you spend out in the hot sun can go a long way in staying safe, as well.
It won’t be as hot as it was earlier in the summer when the mercury reached 107 degrees in Hopkinsville, but the humidity was much lower then, meaning the “feels like” temperature was nearly the same as the actual temperature on those days.
The National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning instead of a Heat Advisory when the heat wave is expected to last for a prolonged period of time.