Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 150903
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
403 AM CDT Sat Mar 15 2014
With weak surface high pressure across the region overnight, skies
were mostly clear and winds became light and variable. Temperatures
were able to fall significantly from the warm readings Friday
afternoon. At 4 AM, readings ranged from 30 degrees in Mt Vernon
Illinois, to 50 at Ft Campbell Kentucky.
Enjoy the warm temperatures and light winds today, because Old Man
Winter is going to make a cameo appearance across the region Sunday.
A strong storm system will move northeast out of the southern Plains
today, and into our region tonight and Sunday. Meanwhile, another
shot of cold Canadian air will surge into the region for Sunday.
Widespread rains Saturday night will gradually change over to sleet
and snow from north to south through the day Sunday. Some light
accumulations of sleet and snow will be possible, mainly over the
northern half of the area.
Northeast winds will gust over 30 mph, as temperatures fall into and
through the 30s Sunday. Wind chills in the teens will be possible by
afternoon over portions of southern Illinois. The gusty north winds
will continue Sunday night, resulting in lows in the 20s and wind
chills in the teens throughout the area.
Monday will be dry and some 15 to 20 degrees below normal, but a
rapid warm up to near normal levels is expected Tuesday. Another
weak front will bring a small chance of showers to the region
Tuesday night and Wednesday, but it will have minimal impact on
temperatures through the end of the work week.
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion product (SDFAFDPAH).