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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
304 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES THIS
MORNING WITH AREAS OF DENSE VALLEY FOG. TWENTY FOUR HOUR RAINFALL
TOTALS VARIED FROM A TRACE TO 2.04 INCHES. THE HIGHER RAINFALL
TOTALS GENERALLY OCCURRED IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE REGION.
TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM WERE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S...WHICH IS
SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE AVERAGE LOWS IN THE MID 60S FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.

BY MID AFTERNOON...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WERE BEGINNING TO MOVE EAST INTO THE COALFIELDS.
LOCATIONS NOT AFFECTED BY THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE
EXPERIENCING A HOT...HUMID AFTERNOON. UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY
SKIES...TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE UPPER 80S...WITH HIGH
DEWPOINTS MAKING IT FEEL MORE LIKE THE MID 90S. TYPICAL HIGHS FOR
THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 80S.

A COLD FRONT NEARING THE REGION WILL RESULT IN SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS PERSISTING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THESE
STORMS WILL BE MOVING SLOWLY AND COULD RESULT IN LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL...ESPECIALLY IF A STORM REPEATEDLY MOVES OVER THE SAME
LOCATION. AFTER THE COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH LATE TONIGHT AND
INTO TOMORROW...THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL END QUICKLY.
LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. HIGHS ON THURSDAY
WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S...HOWEVER A DRIER AIR MASS
SETTLING INTO THE AREA WILL MAKE FOR A MORE COMFORTABLE DAY THAN
THE PAST FEW HAVE BEEN.

ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 2000...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCED DAMAGING WINDS ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY. IN
PULASKI COUNTY...A MOBILE HOME WAS OVERTURNED AND A PORCH WAS
BLOWN OFF OF A HOME IN THE COMMUNITY OF NANCY. TELEPHONE POLES AND
TREES WERE DOWNED IN LAUREL...CLAY...MAGOFFIN...AND PIKE COUNTIES.

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