Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
305 PM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

Cloudy skies gave way showers and a few thunderstorms today. The
precipitation moved into eastern Kentucky by mid morning and
eventually overspread all of the coal fields throughout the day.
Rainfall amounts through 3 pm mostly varied from one to over two
inches. A few isolated locations along and near interstate 64 that
received extended rounds of heavy rain saw over two and a half
inches. Far southeastern Kentucky lagged behind with amounts less
than a half an inch. Muggy temperatures were also on tap today. 7
am temperatures were mostly around 70 degrees which is above
normal lows in the middle 60s. The mercury didn`t climb much today
with mid afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s
outside of the rainy areas and in the lower 70s in the wet
locations. Typical highs for late July are in the middle 80s.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected through
this evening as a warm and muggy air mass and stationary frontal
boundary remain in place across the region. Locally heavy
rainfall and even flooding will be possible to end the week as
many locations throughout eastern Kentucky could see two to
threes inches of rainfall by Friday morning. In fact, a flash
flood watch is in effect for all of listening area into Friday
morning. Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio, your favorite local
media outlet or log in to for more
information and possible warnings. After lows in the upper 60s
tonight, look for highs in the lower to middle 80s on Friday.

On this day in weather history, back in 1993, severe thunderstorms
raced across eastern Kentucky and created widespread damage
during the evening. Numerous trees and power lines were downed in
Lee, Owsley, Bell, Letcher, Perry, Harlan and Breathitt counties.


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