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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
245 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

Morning temperatures were spread throughout the 70s in most
locations under partly cloudy skies. Patchy dense fog was
reported but quickly lifted from the valleys. Isolated storms left
behind 24 hours rainfall amounts from a few hundredths up to
almost 2 inches. The heaviest rain fell in Knott and Letcher
counties where coop observers reported 1.92 and 1.19 inches
respectively.

By noontime, temperatures rose into the middle and upper 80s.
Isolated showers were popping up around McCreary County and were
drifting slowly to the east. By early afternoon temperatures had
risen to around 90 degrees in a few locations. Heat indices were
in the mid and upper 90s making for yet another steamy day.

A stalled frontal boundary stretched along the Ohio River will
keep showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for the remainder
of the week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. The
best chance for significant rainfall will be on Thursday as a low
pressure system moves through the area, where one to two inches of
rainfall is possible. East Kentuckians should monitor their
surroundings especially on Thursday for flash flooding potential.

The rain through the remainder of the week should help to keep
daytime highs in the mid and upper 80s. This should feel good
after the past 5-day heat wave we experienced.

On this day in weather history, back in 1993, a heat wave was
being experienced across the region. From the 25th through the
28th of July, Jackson recorded 4 new record highs. The new records
were 97, 97, 91 and 94 degrees, respectively. London also recorded
a new record high of 96 degrees on the 26th. During that stretch
of hot weather, Mount Sterling and Farmers hit 98 degrees on the
26th. On the 27th, Williamsburg and Farmers recorded daytime highs
of 98 degrees.

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Stamper/JVM



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