Another Record High Expected Today
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH, KY - The record heat of Memorial Day weekend is anticipated to continue today, with record high temperatures in the mid and even upper 90s possible in some locations, as the warmest air of the year stays on top of the area.
On Friday Paducah set a record high with 93 degrees, breaking the old mark of 92 set in 2006. Sunday's 95 shattered the old mark of 91 set in 1987. Saturday's high hit 95, just short of the record of 96 set in 1941 and tied in 1953.
Memorial Day could easily go in the record books too; today's expected high of 95 should eclipse the record of 92 degrees set in 1944.
Be prepared to deal with the effects of prolonged hot weather. Follow the basic rules of heat safety to keep from becoming overheated. Drink plenty of water; wear light colored, light weight clothing; and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day. Take frequent breaks and be sure to put on sunscreen to limit the potential for sunburn.
In addition, with moderate to severe drought conditions in place, the risk of wildfires remains somewhat elevated. Be cautious with any outdoor burning.
On the Net: Paducah Weather Service webpage