Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 232003
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
302 PM CDT Wed Apr 23 2014
It proved to be a crisp April Wednesday morning across the Quad
State, where under generally clear skies, temperatures ranged from
the chilly upper 30s in the Carbondale area of southern Illinois
into the mid 40s across southern Missouri and west Kentucky. These
morning lows registered from 5 to 10 degrees below normal for this
time of spring.
Under the influence of high pressure centered over Lake Michigan,
which extended southward across the lower Ohio and Tennessee
Valleys, daytime sunshine warmed the area quickly. By mid afternoon
temperatures ranged from the lower to mid 60s over southern Illinois
to lower 70s over southeast Missouri.
The high will continue lifting northeast making way for a weak
frontal boundary to sweep across the area, bringing with it a chance
of showers and thunderstorms mainly Thursday afternoon and evening.
Friday looks to be a dry day followed then by an active weather
pattern later into the weekend extending into early next week. Best
chance of appreciable precipitation and thunderstorms is Sunday
through Tuesday. Temperatures will remain mild through the end of
this week. Look for below normal temperatures to creep back into the
forecast mid week next week.