July is usually the hottest month of the year in Kentucky, with the average high temperatures between 85°F (29.4°C) to 92°F (33.3°C). Nights are in the warm range of 62°F (16.7°C) to 70°F (21.1°C) but significantly less humid than the days. Kentucky Dam Village in the west registers temperatures between 70°F (21.1°C) to 93°F (33.9°C), while Barren River Lake in the south-central region is in the 68°F (20°C) to 92°F (33.3°C) zone. The 8 hours of daily sunshine bring oppressive heat with humidity above 75%. Mid-summer is hot and humid, with frequent occurrence of afternoon thunderstorms. The mild waters offer respite from the heat either through boating and paddling or swimming and dipping feet in the lakes. Picnic spots with the best views of the water are in high demand during the summer. Expect a moderate amount of rainfall that brings relief in the hot conditions. Light summer clothing is suitable for both day and night. If possible, avoid a vacation plan to visit Kentucky in July.