WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri June 29, 2012
Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories In Effect Across Region
According to the National Weather Service, summer heat will continue through at least Wednesday, the Fourth of July. Temperatures will continue to climb near or 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. Southwest Indiana has already entered extreme drought conditions.
The National Weather Service reports that if this heat continues, which some of the data suggests, this would be comparable to heat waves last experienced in the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.
The hot temperatures and worsening drought conditions will also promote an elevated fire danger through the Fourth of July holiday.