Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
329 PM EDT WED JUL 20 2016

Morning temperatures were in the upper 60`s to near 70 degrees and
were a couple of degrees above seasonal normals. Dry conditions
continue across the region, as high pressure remains anchored
over the eastern seaboard. There was some dense valley fog this
morning, however it quickly lifted shortly after sunrise. Summer
sunshine drove temperatures into the low 80s by noontime. Skies
remained on the sunny side during the day with only a few puffy
cumulus clouds scattered around the coal fields.

High pressure will continue to control the weather pattern through
the weekend. As we head into the weekend, temperatures and
humidity levels will rise. Daytime highs will rise into the low
90s by the end of the week with Saturday being the warmest day.
Humidity levels will also be on the rise making the temperature
fell like 100 degrees plus. You should use some caution towards
the end of the week and weekend to not become overheated.

The chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms will increase
beginning Friday continuing into 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.

On this date in weather history, lets look at some real
summertime temperatures. Eastern Kentucky is heading into some 90
degrees days with the heat index possibly hitting 100 this
weekend. Back in 1986 the Jackson weather office recorded new
record highs on the 18th, 19th and 20th days of the month. The
new record highs were 94, 94 and 96 degrees, respectively. This
stretch in July 1986 had 4 days of 90 degree or warmer
temperatures. This ranked 34th on the list of longest stretches of
90 plus temperatures. 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. The longest
stretch of 90 degrees plus at the Jackson Weather Office dates
back to 1995. This was a 14 day stretch that occurred during the
month of August ending on the 25th.


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