Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
253 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016

Dense fog and cool temperatures were present across eastern
Kentucky this morning. Many locations reported visibilities of
less than a half mile at times. 7 am temperatures were mostly in
the middle 40s to near 50 degrees. Normal lows for the middle
portion of May are in the middle 50s. The fog dissipated by late
morning as partly to mostly sunny skies prevailed for the rest of
the day. By mid afternoon, temperatures generally in the middle
60s to around 70 degrees. Typical highs for this time of year are
in the middle 70s.

Clouds will increase tonight in advance of a low pressure system
and a couple of upper level disturbances. The low pressure system
and the first upper level disturbance will track across the
area tomorrow and tomorrow night, bringing widespread showers.
The threat for showers will linger in Saturday evening until the
second disturbance departs. High pressure will build in and bring
dry weather to begin the new week.

On this date in weather history, in 1991, thunderstorms produced
very heavy rainfall in a short period of time in several eastern
Kentucky counties, leading to flash flooding. Over three inches of
rain fell in parts of Laurel county which led to the flooding of
several streets, homes and businesses in London. Thunderstorms to
the north in Rockcastle county dumped over five inches of rain in
Mount Vernon, leading to flash flooding that damaged numerous
homes and businesses and destroying over 200 acres of corn. In
Clay county, the Horse Creek and Big Creek areas reported more
damaging areas. High water also caused road closures in and near
Ajax and Hardburly in Perry county.


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