WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu June 28, 2012
Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories In Effect Across Region
According to the National Weather Service, summer heat will continue through at least next Wednesday, the Fourth of July. Temperatures will climb well over 100 degress in many areas.
In addition to the heat, drought conditions will worsen since little to no rain is expected, with much of the region in at least moderate drought by late in the week. Southwest Indiana has already entered extreme drought conditions.
Should this heat last through early next week, which some of the data suggests, this would be comporable to heat waves last experienced in the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.
The upcoming hot temperatures and worsening drought conditions will promote an elevated fire danger through the Fourth of July holiday.