Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 212040
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
240 PM CST Fri Nov 21 2014
clouds slowly creeped into the Quad State region from the
southwest overnight and through the morning hours. Most of the
cloud cover stayed south of a Fort Campbell Kentucky to Farmington
Missouri line between 4 am and 11 am CST, before moving into
southwest Illinois during the early afternoon.
Where the cloud cover was absent, temperatures overnight dropped into
the upper teens and lower 20s. Mount Vernon Illinois was one of
the coolest locations with a morning low of 15 degrees.
for those locations that remained under the cloud cover
overnight, temperatures were a little higher, ranging from the 20s
to lower 30s. Poplar Bluff Missouri was one of the warmest
locations with a morning low of 31 degrees.
Winds were light and from the northeast overnight and early this
morning, but most locations had shifted to the east and southeast
before the noon hour.
The clouds moving across the area today and into tonight signal
the influx of moisture wrapping around a departing area of High
pressure from the Quad State region. Along with the clouds, rain
chances will slowly work northeast over Southeast Missouri,
Southern Illinois, and into a small part of West Kentucky and
Southwest Indiana through daybreak on Saturday.
The chances for rain will increase sharply on late Saturday night
and most of the day on Sunday. A few thunderstorms may not be out
of the question as well. The main impact over the weekend will be
rainfall totals ranging from near three-quarters of an inch along
the eastern Pennyrile region of West Kentucky to near an inch and
a half over Southeast Missouri.
Temperatures over the weekend will be at or slightly above normal.
Dry and colder weather will return later on Monday and persist
through Tuesday, with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees below normal
for this time of year.
A minor disturbance will bring a small chance of precipitation to
the Quad State region from midday Wednesday into midday
Thanksgiving day. At this time, the intensity and coverage of the
precipitation should not dramatically impact travel plans.
Dry and cool weather will then persist for the remainder of
Thanksgiving Day and into the holiday weekend.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).