Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 020918 CCA
WEATHER SUMMARY...corrected minor typos 3rd paragraph
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
400 AM CDT Tue Sep 2 2014
After some surprise morning showers generally along and southeast of
the Ohio River yesterday, a few showers re-developed across parts of
western Kentucky in the early afternoon, then quickly moved out.
There was still abundant cloud cover around in mid afternoon, enough
to support some elevated light rain showers that dropped no more
than a sprinkle. Southwest winds in the afternoon were sustained 15
to 20 mph, higher in some cases, and gusts sometimes reached 35 mph.
As the clouds began to break up from the west in the late afternoon,
temperatures were able to jump up into the mid to upper 80s in most
In the evening, a few showers developed along and north of I-64 and
near Owensboro Kentucky, then moved away, and by around midnight
most of the rainfall associated with an approaching storm system
remained just to the northwest of the Quad State Region. Meanwhile,
a steady southerly wind 5 to 10 mph helped to keep temperatures
steady or even rising in some cases. After midnight, a persistent
line of thunderstorms with very heavy rain and frequent lightning
swept through parts of the region, namely that part of southern
Illinois north of Highway 13.
Shower and thunderstorm activity, associated with a mainly upper
level system moving through the region, is forecast to expand
farther southeastward to at least the Ohio River later this morning,
but much of the activity may break up as it progresses into western
Kentucky. Moist air will return on Wednesday from the west, along
with scattered showers and thunderstorms, followed by a period of
rain-free, but warm and humid weather.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).