AWUS83 KPAH 101956
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
255 PM CDT Mon Mar 10 2014
Clear skies and light south winds were the rule across the four
state region overnight. Temperatures at sunrise were generally in
the middle and upper 30s. During the day, plenty of sunshine
prevailed as temperatures warmed rather nicely and by 245 pm had
reached the lower and middle 60s. Southwesterly winds had picked up
this afternoon and averaged 10 to 15 mph.
High pressure will remain in control through much of Tuesday.
Southwesterly winds along with ample sunshine will take high
temperatures into the upper 60s and lower 70s. As it weakens, a
developing storm system just to our west will drag a cold front over
the region early Wednesday. As it approaches, we will see a good
chance of showers and thunderstorms over the Quad State region
Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Drier, but sharply colder air
will return with highs Wednesday actually falling into 40s
throughout the day. From Thursday through the weekend, high pressure
will return, along with a gradual warmup going into the weekend.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).
AWUS83 KJKL 101930
REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
330 PM EDT MON MAR 10 2014
CHILLY CONDITIONS WERE IN PLACE ACROSS THE COALFIELDS THIS MORNING.
MOST LOCATIONS REPORTED CLEAR SKIES WITH A FEW INSTANCES OF LIGHT
FROST. TEMPERATURE READINGS AT 7 AM GENERALLY RANGED FROM MID 20S IN
THE VALLEYS TO THE UPPER 30S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR TODAY
ARE IN THE MID 30S.
BY MID AFTERNOON MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH ABUNDANT SUNSHINE
OVERSPREAD EASTERN KENTUCKY. TEMPERATURES AT 3 PM WERE GENERALLY IN
THE LOW TO MID 60S...MAKING FOR A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY ACROSS THE
REGION. NORMAL HIGHS FOR TODAY ARE IN THE MID 50S.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OF THE WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...KEEPING MILD WEATHER AND MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES IN PLACE.
HOWEVER...ON TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL BRING CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE WARNING AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO FALL
OFF DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS ON WEDNESDAY AS THE COLD FRONT
MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. AS TEMPERATURES DROP DOWN INTO THE
30S...RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW BRIEFLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ANY
LINGERING SNOW SHOWERS WILL END BY THURSDAY MORNING.LOWS TONIGHT
WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE MID 40S ON THE
RIDGES. HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S WITH SOME
LOCATIONS REACHING INTO THE LOWER 70S.
ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1994...FREEZING RAIN BURIED
MOST OF THE STATE. SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH EASTERN KENTUCKY WERE THE
HARDEST HIT AREAS. POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED IN AT LEAST 53
COUNTIES AND 22 COUNTIES DECLARED EMERGENCIES. MANY SECONDARY ROADS
ACROSS THE STATE WERE CLOSED FOR SEVERAL DAYS...WITH POWER NOT BEING
RESTORED FOR UP TO A WEEK IN SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES.