FORECAST: Heat index approaching dangerous levels over the next few days

ALERTS:
+ Air Quality Alert:  Until Midnight
+ Heat Advisory:  Jackson, Jennings, Orange, Crawford and Washington Co's in Indiana

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Hazy skies overhead this morning with patchy fog possible.  Expect the heat to ramp up today with temperatures near or at 90 degrees by lunch. We should max out near 95 here in the city with a heat index over 100 degrees briefly. The greater potential for the heat index to reach 105 degrees look to be to the west of I-65.

Any risk for a thunderstorm looks very small and isolated.

The heat shield will slide a bit more east on Saturday and therefore the numbers will go up a notch as well.  This will set the stage for a very hot day and dangerous heat indices near or above 105 degrees.  It appears Sunday will continue to this trend to the Alert Day was extended out for the whole weekend.

There is a weak wave that could provide for more clouds and a few thunderstorms late Sunday into Monday, but the extent of that is looking wimpy for now.  This means the heat will remain an issue for most, if not all, of next week.

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FORECAST

TODAY: ALERT DAY    
Hot and Humid.
Isolated t-storm (10%)
HIGH: 95°    Heat Index: near 102°

TONIGHT      
Muggy.
Isolated t-storm west (10%)
LOW:  77°

SATURDAY: ALERT DAY
Hot and very humid.
Isolated t-storm (10%)
HIGH: 96°    Heat Index:  near 106°

SUNDAY: ALERT DAY
Hot and very humid.
Isolated t-storm (20%)
HIGH: 95°    Heat Index:  near 105°

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