Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Jackson KY
318 PM EDT THU JUL 21 2016

High pressure anchored over the region is keeping the area dry and
hot. Morning lows were above normal and ranged from the low 60s
to 70 degrees. No rainfall has been reported over the past 24
hours as daytime temperatures have hit 90 in a few locations. By
noontime, temperatures had risen into the mid and upper 80s under
mostly sunny skies. As the high pressure shifts slightly to the
east this weekend humidity levels will be on the rise.

Daytime highs will rise into the low 90s by the end of the week
with Saturday being the warmest day. Rising humidity levels will
make the temperature feel like 100 degrees plus on Friday through
Sunday. You should use some caution towards the end of the week
and weekend to not become overheated. Walk slow and drink plenty
of water.

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.

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. 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.
Climate records for Jackson Kentucky dates back to 1981.


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