Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
252 PM EDT MON JUL 25 2016

Mostly cloudy skies kept morning temperatures high, with most
areas reporting sunrise temperatures in the 70s. Because of a warm
start, daytime highs will near and possibly surpass 90 degrees
for the 5th consecutive day. Jackson has not seen 5 consecutive
days of plus 90 degrees since August 2007. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms were present early this morning mainly north of I-64
and along the Tennessee and Virginia border.

Noontime temperatures rose into the upper 80s and low 90s with
heat indices nearing the 100 degree mark. The radar display had
scattered showers and thunderstorms developing area-wide with
cells moving to the east-northeast. By mid-afternoon, temperatures
rose further into the low 90s, with heat indices climbing above
100 degrees. Storms will likely continue into the late evening

There will be chances for daily afternoon showers and
thunderstorms throughout the work week. Some of the storms could
produce strong wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall. Though,
temperatures will gradually cool into the lower 80s by Friday.

On this day in weather history, back in 1993, a heat wave was
being experienced across the region. From the 25th through the
28th of July, Jackson recorded 4 new record highs. The new
records were 97, 97, 91 and 94 degrees, respectively. London
also recorded a new record high of 96 degrees on the 26th. During
that stretch of hot weather, Mount Sterling and Farmers hit 98
degrees on the 26th. On the 27th, Williamsburg and Farmers
recorded daytime highs of 98 degrees.


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