Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
307 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016

Mostly clear or partly cloudy skies were present throughout
eastern Kentucky this morning. 7 am temperatures were mostly in
the upper 60s and lower 70s. Normal lows for this time of year are
in the middle 60s. A thin line of showers with a few
thunderstorms moved into the coal fields by late morning and
exited the commonwealth by 3 pm. Rainfall amounts were mostly a
tenth of an inch or less although afew locations that saw
thunderstorms picked up a quick quarter of an inch or so. Muggy
conditions were also on tap today. Temperatures peaked in the
middle 80s to around 90 degrees but felt more like the lower 90s
at times. The showers and thunderstorms pushed the mercury back
into the middle and upper 70s but muggy conditions still remained.
Typical highs for the middle portion of July are in the middle

An approaching cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms
to the area through Tuesday. Some of the thunderstorms tonight
could be strong to severe with damaging winds and torrential rain
the main threats. Look for generally dry conditions to return mid
week. Lows will be around 70 degrees tonight with highs mostly in
the middle 80s to around 90 degrees the next couple of days.

On this date in weather history, in 1983, the Cumberland County
Boys Camp in Wayne county was hit hard by thunderstorm winds. As
many as 40 trees, some as thick as 3 feet in diameter, were downed
along with many power lines. At the camp, the fencing around the
tennis and basketball courts was damaged and a boat was ripped
from its mooring. Tents were also thrown around trees. Thankfully
no injuries were reported.


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