Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 131023
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
423 AM CST Fri Dec 13 2013
Sunshine was once again in abundance on Thursday. However, it did
little to counter the bone chilling arctic air mass in place across
the region, as high temperatures only reached the the mid 20s to
lower 30s. Clear and cold conditions continued into Thursday night.
Some high cirrus was beginning to stream into western portions of
the area early this Friday morning. Pre-dawn temperatures were
generally in the mid teens to lower 20s with a light south wind.
High pressure centered over the southeastern states early this
morning will continue to shift to the east today. In its wake, a low
pressure system over the southern Plains will scoot across the Deep
South through the first half of the weekend. As it does, it will
bring a wintry mix of light precipitation to the region beginning
this afternoon and lasting into Saturday.
The precipitation will be mainly rain across western Kentucky, with
mainly snow over northern portions of southeast Missouri and
southern Illinois. In between, a mix of rain, snow, and some sleet
is expected. A light accumulation of snow is possible northwest of a
line from Poplar Bluff to Harrisburg to Evansville. In this area, a
couple inches of snow is possible.
Another shot of cold arctic air will arrive behind this system late
in the weekend. However, a slow warming trend will begin early next
week as winds turn southerly. As a result, temperatures will
moderate back to more seasonable values by mid week.
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion, (SDFAFDPAH).