Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
315 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

Morning temperatures ranged from the upper 60s to low 70s under
mostly cloudy skies. A large portion of the region remained dry
or received only a few hundredths of an inch of rainfall. Along
the Interstate 75 and 64 corridors rainfall totals were just over
an inch. The cooperative observer in Prestonsburg reported 1.69
inches over the past 24 hours. This was followed by 1.32 inches at
Cave Run Lake, 1.15 inches at Wellington, and 1.0 inches at both
Gimlet and Flemingsburg. Radar estimated that over 3 inches fell
in the Faubush area of Pulaski county. A Flood Warning was issued
for the area around 9 pm and cancelled before midnight. County
dispatch reported high water on numerous roads in the area.

Noontime temperatures rose into the mid and upper 80s with heat
indices reaching the low to mid 90s. The radar display showed no
shower or thunderstorm activity as of noontime, but by 2 pm
shower and thunderstorm development had began along the Tennessee
border counties. Any storms that develop this afternoon and
evening will be slow movers. Residents should monitor storms in
their area for the potential to leave behind locally heavy
rainfall amounts. Storms will likely continue into the late
evening hours.

Daytime highs will continue to rise through the weekend, with
Sunday being the warmest day. Rising humidity levels will make the
temperature feel like 100 degrees plus, especially on Sunday. You
should use some caution this weekend to not become overheated.
Walk slow and drink plenty of water.

The chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms will increase
into early next week. The best chance for showers and
thunderstorms will arrive on Monday as a front approaches from
the west. Some of the storms could produce strong wind gusts and
locally heavy rainfall.

On this day in weather history, back in 1952 Mount Sterling hit
100 degrees. In 1951 the weather observer in Farmers reported 100
degrees. Quicksand also reported 100 degrees back in 1934. The
Jackson Weather Office hit 90 degrees today, third day in a row.
Last time we had three 90 plus days was June 19, 2014.


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