Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
308 PM EDT SAT MAY 21 2016

Cloudy skies and temperatures a little milder than normal were on
tap across the coal fields this morning. 7 am readings were mostly
in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees above normal lows in the
middle 50s for this time of year. Widely scattered showers
blossomed across eastern Kentucky throughout the day. In fact, a
couple thunderstorms fired up during the early afternoon. Most of
the active weather was in far eastern Kentucky and north of the
Mountain Parkway. Rainfall amounts were generally less than a
quarter of an inch. By mid afternoon, temperatures were mostly in
the middle 60s to near 70 degrees. Typical highs for late May are
in the middle 70s.

An upper level disturbance will bring scattered showers and a few
thunderstorms across the region this evening. In fact, the chance
of showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue on Sunday as
low pressure departs the region. High pressure will build in and
bring dry weather to begin the new week. However unsettled weather
will return in the middle to end of next week.

On this date in weather history, in 1990, thunderstorms produced
severe weather across the southeastern portion of the United
States for the second day in a row. Severe thunderstorms spawned 5
tornadoes, including one which injured a person in Richmond,
Kentucky. In Montgomery and Bath counties, nearly three inches
of rain fell in a short period of time causing area creeks and
streams to come out of their banks. Nearly eight feet of water was
reported over some roads in Stepstone in Bath county. Cows were
swept away by flood water near Saltwell.


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