Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 122124
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
324 PM CST Thu Dec 12 2013
...Wintry precipitation will return to our region Friday into
A sunny but cold day was in progress across our region. At 3
pm...temperatures were struggling to rise through the 20s where
snow was deepest across southwest Indiana...southern
Illinois...and parts of southeast Missouri. The temperature was
only 21 degrees at Mount Vernon...25 at Evansville...and 24 at
Cape Girardeau at 3 pm. Across western Kentucky...temperatures
were mainly in the lower to mid 30s...except mid to upper 20s in
the Henderson and Owensboro areas.
A storm system will bring a mixed bag of precipitation types to
our region Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. The low
pressure center will move into the southern Plains on
Friday...then track east across the Lower Mississippi Valley on
Saturday morning. Most of the ice and snow will occur north of the
Ohio River...as well as north and west of Cape Girardeau Missouri.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for those areas. From one
to three inches of snow or sleet...along with less than one tenth
inch of ice...is expected in those areas. Mostly rain is expected
over western Kentucky...but periods of mixed precipitation could
produce up to an inch of snow or sleet there.
After the storm system departs...cold high pressure will move east
into the Mississippi Valley on Sunday. This high will bring colder
and drier conditions for Sunday.
Monday through Wednesday of next week...high pressure will remain
over the Gulf Coast states. This high will produce a dry west wind
flow of seasonably cold air.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).