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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
326 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016
A delightful morning was experienced in the hills of eastern
Kentucky. Morning lows were in the upper 40s and low 50s under
clear skies. Some patchy dense fog was reported this morning and
lifted quickly under the spring sunshine. The same sunshine drove
mid morning temperatures into the upper 60s and low 70s. A
plentiful amount of sunshine hit the region today and noontime
temperatures rose to around 75 degrees. Afternoon temperatures
peaked in the low 80s with relative humidities 40 percent or less
in most locations.
Dry and pleasant weather will continue through most of Wednesday.
Look for a threat of showers and thunderstorms to return on
Wednesday afternoon with the chance continuing through the
remainder of the week. Daytime highs in the mid 80s and increasing
humidity level will lead to the chance for afternoon and evening
shower and thunderstorms. Morning lows this week will be in the
upper 50s and low 60s.
On this date in weather history, back in 1991, eastern Kentucky
was experiencing a record setting heat wave. The Jackson Weather
Office recorded 3 new record highs from the 24th through the 27th.
The new records were 88, 88, and 89 degrees respectively. The
weather office also recorded new maximum low temperature records
on the 23rd, 24th, and 26th. The new records were 66, 67, and 70
degrees respectively. London Kentucky also recorded new maximum
low temperature records on the 23rd, 27th, 28th, and 29th The new
maximum low temperature records were 66, 71, 68 and 70 degrees,