LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Another warm, summer day has been slightly squandered by wildfire smoke leaving us with poor air quality and hardly any blue in the sky.

Air Quality Rating as of 4:00 pm Tuesday

This smoke has us in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category for poor air quality.  Anyone that suffers from asthma, or any other breathing conditions may feel impacts from this.

Other than the hazy view, we’ve still managed to break into the 80s as the sun filters through. Changes move in on Wednesday as a cold front kicks up some rain.


Overnight temperatures will drop into the low 60s. Rain will begin by the early morning Wednesday, and you’ll wake up to scattered showers and some thunder.

Rainfall will continue through the first half of the day, then we’ll see it dry out from north to south through the later afternoon.

Rainfall totals will range from 0.1’’ to 0.5’’ with isolated higher totals up to 1’’ possible, but very localized. This won’t be enough to dent our current dry conditions. We’re almost 3’’ behind for the entire year and we have yet to measure rain in June.


Temperatures will only climb into the low 70s Wednesday due to the cloud cover after the rain is done. Thursday will start a little chilly in the 50s before rebounding towards 80.

We’ll surge back to the mid-80s into the weekend. More rain chances return Sunday and Monday as a new system crosses the state.

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