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Heat, humidity likely to linger several days

BY LAUREN P. DUNCANlduncan@paducahsun.com

Western Kentuckians should get some relief from the high temperatures and humidity by the end of the week.

Christine Wielgos with the National Weather Service in Paducah said more 90-degree days are expected through at least Thursday. The highs may fall to the upper 80s by the weekend. On Sunday, the heat index topped out at a muggy 109. The actual high temperature was estimated at 96. Wielgos said to expect the same conditions today and then look for highs to drop ever so slightly. "We're going to lose a couple of degrees every day until the weekend."

The region has been under a heat advisory since Thursday and it remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to the high temperatures, the region has been seeing high humidity levels. On Sunday, humidity was between 55 and 60 percent. Wielgos said the humidity levels are also expected to decline a bit after Tuesday.

Late Saturday night, thunderstorms came through the region, dropping .34 inches of rain on Paducah. Wielgos said the hot and humid conditions this week pose a possibility for unexpected storms, though none are in the current forecast.

 "Unless something pops up, we're not expecting anything," she said. "But it's very unstable out there so it wouldn't take much to get it going." Wielgos warned that just because the heat advisory may be lifted on Tuesday doesn't mean people should stop protecting themselves from the heat.

"The upper 80s is still hot, it just won't be as oppressive," she said.

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