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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
349 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2015

MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH AREAS OF DENSE FOG OVERSPREAD EASTERN
KENTUCKY THIS MORNING. TWENTY FOUR HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS VARIED
FROM 3 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO 1.76 INCHES. THE HIGHEST
PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS RECORDED BY THE MOREHEAD STATE POLICE POST
IN ROWAN COUNTY. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM RANGED FROM THE UPPER 50S IN
THE VALLEYS TO THE UPPER 60S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL LOWS FOR THE
FIRST OF JULY ARE IN THE MID 60S.

BY EARLY AFTERNOON...A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS HAD BEGUN TO MOVE ACROSS
THE SOUTHERNMOST COUNTIES OF THE COALFIELDS. BY MID AFTERNOON...A
LINE OF WIDESPREAD AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WERE PROGRESSIVELY
MOVING INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE REGION. TEMPERATURES
THIS AFTERNOON WERE LARGELY DEPENDENT UPON CLOUD COVER AND THE
LOCATION OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...RANGING FROM THE UPPER
60S TO NEAR 80 DEGREES. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR IS
IN THE MID 80S.

THE CURRENT STORMY PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF
THE WEEK INTO NEXT WEEKEND...WITH AT LEAST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY. TYPICALLY...THE PEAK TIME IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. SOME STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG AT
TIMES...WITH THE MAIN THREATS BEING SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO BECOME A CONCERN OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS AS A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES ROLL THROUGH THE
COMMONWEALTH. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S WILL RISE
TOWARD MORE NORMAL LEVELS...REACHING THE 80S BY THE END OF THE
WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. DAILY LOWS WILL BOTTOM OUT IN
THE MID 60S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1990...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
BLEW DOWN TREES IN BELL...HARLAN...LETCHER...AND ELLIOTT COUNTIES.
IN MIDDLESBORO...TWENTY FIVE STREETS WERE BLOCKED BY FALLEN TREES
AND MANY HOMES AND CARS WERE DAMAGED. QUARTER SIZED HAIL WAS ALSO
REPORTED IN ELLIOTT COUNTY.

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