Leaves are starting to change colors across the Bluegrass State, signaling that fall is here, but it sure doesn’t feel like it! Temperatures have been running well above normal, and combined with a touch of humidity, it felt more like summer last week. How warm was it? High temperatures averaged six degrees above normal for the week, while minimum temperatures ran 14 degrees above normal! The warmest temperatures arrived on Sunday when most everyone hit the low to middle 80s. We even saw the upper 80s across portions of Western Kentucky. To provide perspective, normal high temperatures run in the upper 60s to middle 70s for this time of year, while lows are normally in the upper 40s to low 50s. This marks a second straight week of above normal temperatures across the area. No, we haven’t broken records, but warm temperatures have been consistent. Luckily, this isn’t like early October of 2019, when we were in the midst of a drought and pushing well into the 90s! I included a couple of maps below from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center showing the extent of the heat not only in Kentucky, but across the Midwest region.