AWUS83 KPAH 241932
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
232 PM CDT Thu Apr 24 2014
Skies were becoming mostly cloudy from west to east during the
early afternoon hours Thursday as a frontal system approaches the
area. Morning lows were in the upper 40s to low 50s with mid
afternoon highs climbing into the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
Southwest winds prevailed in many communities with gusts 15 to 20
Low pressure will move east into the mid Mississippi River Valley
this evening. As it does, showers and thunderstorms will become
more likely. Some of the storms may even reach severe levels.
Once the storms pass, dry air will be quick to return on Friday and
Saturday as high pressure strengthens at the surface and aloft.
High temperatures will reach the 70s to lower 80s.
A complex and unsettled period will unfolding for the
Sunday through Tuesday time frame. Multiple rounds of showers and
strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible as a storm system
stagnates over the Central Plains. Heavy rainfall will also be a
concern, until cooler and drier conditions return by around mid
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion product (SDFAFDPAH).
AWUS83 KJKL 241920
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
320 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014
VARIABLE CLOUDINESS WAS PRESENT ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS MORNING.
SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES WERE ALSO NOTED...WITH 7 AM READINGS RANGING
FROM THE MIDDLE 30S TO THE MIDDLE 40S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE LATTER
PORTION OF APRIL ARE IN THE UPPER 40S. THIS MORNING SAW PLENTIFUL
SUNSHINE...WHICH HELPED PUSH THE MERCURY INTO THE UPPER 50S AND INTO
THE 60S BY LUNCHTIME.
MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY SKIES PREVAILED DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
THROUGHOUT EASTERN KENTUCKY. MID AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY
IN THE UPPER 60S THROUGH THE MIDDLE 70S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR THIS TIME
OF YEAR ARE IN THE LOWER 70S.
A COLD FRONT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
INTO EASTERN KENTUCKY LATE TONIGHT AND INTO FRIDAY. LOOK FOR HIGH
PRESSURE TO FILL IN BEHIND THE FRONT AND PROVIDE DRY WEATHER FOR THE
UPCOMING WEEKEND. AFTER HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ON
FRIDAY...TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK AROUND 80 DEGREES SATURDAY AND
ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2005...A LIGHT SNOWFALL FELL
ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY AS COLD...MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW
WRAPPED AROUND AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG STORM SYSTEM LOCATED OVER THE
EASTERN GREAT LAKES. THE MAJORITY OF THE SNOW FELL DURING THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS WHICH ALLOWED THE WET AND HEAVY SNOW TO STICK OVER THE
HIGHER RIDGE TOPS AND MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS. THE HEAVIEST TOTALS WERE
FOUND OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS NEAR THE VIRGINIA BORDER WHERE
BLACK MOUNTAIN AND CLOSPLINT EACH RECORDED 4 INCHES OF SNOW. OTHER
NOTABLE SNOWFALL TOTALS WERE 1.5 INCHES NEAR CUMBERLAND AND 1.2
INCHES AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE.