Jefferson County Public Schools is moving all evening football games back to at least 8 pm tonight. The heat index is expected to exceed levels suitable to play, said JCPS athletics director Jerry Wyman. “There is no guarantee that it wouldn’t have been ok at 7:30 but we feel a lot more confident that 8:00… Continue reading Heat Moves JCPS Football Game Times
The National Weather Service is predicting the heat index for Louisville to be mostly in the triple digits for the next week. While we won’t experience record-breaking temperatures, this is expected to be the longest heat wave Louisville has experienced this year. National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon says the combination of high temperatures and… Continue reading Temps Not Record-Breaking But Heat Warnings Continue
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an excessive heat warning, in effect until 9pm tonight. Forecasters say today’s high will range from 96 to 101. Combined with high humidity, this will result in a heat index from 106 to 111 degrees.
The high temperature Wednesday in the Louisville area is expected to approach 100 degrees with a heat index near 110. The National Weather Service says a break in the heat could come this weekend, but the relief won’t last long.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Kentucky for today and this latest heat wave could make July a record-setting month.
by Stephanie Crosby Louisville area social service agencies are opening their doors to help residents escape dangerous summer heat this week. The Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army has opened two cooling centers, in addition to its Center of Hope homeless shelter on Brook Street. The Center of Hope is operating under a ‘white… Continue reading Salvation Army Operates 'Cooling Centers' For Those Without A/C
by Stephanie Crosby Some of the highest temperatures of the summer so far are in the forecast for this week. Forecaster Mike Callahan with the National Weather Service says highs in the mid-to-upper 90s are well-above average temperatures for this time of year. Many counties in the far eastern part of Kentucky are under a… Continue reading Highest Temperatures of the Summer Predicted for Louisville Area
When the heat index reaches or tops 95 degrees, the shelters fly white flags to indicate that the homeless can come in for relief from the heat overnight.
83,000 Louisvillians are still without power after last week’s ice storm. Hundreds are still spending their nights in shelters throughout Jefferson County.
A recent spate of heat-related collapses raises questions about how well student athletes are being protected.