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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
255 PM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

Another mostly dry morning with sunrise temperatures hovering
around 70 degrees. There were some isolated one inch rainfall
amounts in the upper reaches of the Kentucky River and also in
the Cumberland River basin yesterday. No reports of any nuisance
flooding was received.

Noontime temperatures rose into the upper 80s with heat indices
reaching the mid 90s. The radar display showed no shower or
thunderstorm activity as of noontime. By 1 pm, shower and
thunderstorms began developing around Ezel northward to Sandy
Hook. A few storms will likely continue to pop up into the late
evening hours.

Rising humidity levels will make the temperature feel like 100
degrees plus this evening and on Monday. You should use some
caution this weekend to not become overheated.

The chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms will increase
into early next week. The best chance for showers and
thunderstorms will arrive on Monday and again on Tuesday night as
a front approaches from the west. Some of the storms can produce
strong wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall.

On this day in weather history, Twenty one cities in the eastern
U.S. reported record highs for the date. The high of 91 degrees at
Beckley West Virginia was the highest reading in 25 years of
records. Jackson`s record high for today is 93 degrees and was
reached in 1987 and 1986. London hit 96 degrees on the 24th and
25th setting new records back in 1987. We will be approaching
record highs for today with heat indicies busting 100. Take
precautions to keep yourself cool.

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Stamper


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