Heat Advisory in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday

Oppressive heat and humidity are making their return to Western Kentucky this week and a Heat Advisory is in effect for the area until 7 p.m. Thursday

High temperatures will be in the lower-to-mid 90’s each day this week and Mike York with the National Weather Service in Paducah said during Monday’s weekly conference call that the extended period of heat can have an impact on people—especially those who are already more susceptible to heat illness.


Locals should expect about normal temperatures and perhaps a little more than average rainfall next week.

York commented briefly on the catastrophic flooding near Waverly, Tennessee, saying it was part of the same storm system that brought Western Kentucky moderate to heavy rainfall—but nothing like the 17 inches of rain that fell in six hours and devastated Humphreys County.