Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
252 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2016

High pressure anchored over the region is beginning to break down
a little, allowing moisture to creep into the area. Morning lows
were in the upper 60`s and low 70`s under cloudy skies. No
rainfall has been reported over the past 24 hours. At noontime, a
few showers were developing west of interstate 75 and were
drifting to the southeast. Temperatures rose into the mid and
upper 80 by noontime with heat indices reaching the mid 90s.

During the early afternoon hours scattered showers also developed
along and north of Interstate 64. Afternoon temperatures rose into
the upper 80s to low 90s. The afternoon heat indices also reached
the mid 90s in most locations. The juicy atmosphere will keep
isolated showers and thunderstorms in the area through the late
evening hours.

Daytime highs will continue to rise through the weekend, with
Saturday being the warmest day. Rising humidity levels will make
the temperature feel like 100 degrees plus on Saturday and Sunday.
You should use some caution this weekend to not become
overheated. Walk slow and drink plenty of water.

The chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms will increase
over the weekend. The best chance for showers and thunderstorms
will arrive on Monday as a front approaches from the west. Some of
the storms on Monday have the potential to be strong in nature.

With eastern Kentucky heading into some 90 degree days and the
heat index possibly hitting 100 this weekend, let`s look at some
real summertime temperatures. In Jackson, the hottest days of July
occurred in 1988 when the mercury rose to 101 and 100 degrees on
the 8th and 9th, respectively. 6 record highs were recorded in
Jackson during July 1988. 6 new record highs for July 1988 tied
July 2012 for the most record for the month. The longest stretch
of 90 degree or better for the month of July goes back to 2012.
For 11 consecutive days the temperature hit 90 or better ending on
July 8th. 6 of those days set new daily record highs for Jackson.
Here are some July 22nd temperatures from around Eastern Kentucky.
Mount Sterling was 101 degrees in 1934, Somerset, Barbourville,
and Farmers hit 100 degrees in 1952, Quicksand hit 100 in 1926.
Climate records for Jackson Kentucky dates back to 1981.


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