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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
413 PM EDT TUE MAY 19 2015

A FEW LINGERING SHOWERS WERE MOVING ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY
THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT BEGAN TO PUSH INTO THE REGION.
LOCATIONS NOT AFFECTED BY THE SHOWERS WERE UNDER CLOUDY SKIES.
SOME INSTANCES OF DENSE VALLEY FOG WERE NOTED. TWENTY FOUR HOUR
RAINFALL TOTALS VARIED FROM TRACE AMOUNTS TO 1.96 INCHES. THE
HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTAL WAS REPORTED AT MIDDLESBORO IN BELL COUNTY.
TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM WERE GENERALLY IN THE MID 60S. TYPICAL LOWS
FOR THIS OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID 50S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...CLOUDS HAD BEGUN TO DECREASE FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST AS A DRIER AIR MASS MOVED INTO THE COALFIELDS. ALONG
WITH THIS DRIER AIRMASS...THE REGION CAN LOOK FORWARD TO COOLER
TEMPERATURES AND LOWER HUMIDITY. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WERE
GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S AT MOST LOCATIONS. NORMAL
HIGHS FOR THIS DAY IN MAY ARE IN THE MID 70S.

DRY CONDITIONS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES ARE ON TAP FOR
TONIGHT...WITH LOWS RANGING FROM THE MID 40S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE
LOWER 50S ON THE RIDGES. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE COULD BRING
SOME LIGHT SHOWERS TO THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.
OTHERWISE...DRY AND COMFORTABLE WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH
SATURDAY. HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 60S IN THE
NORTHERN PORTION OF THE AREA TO NEAR 80 DEGREES IN THE SOUTH.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1991...THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCED VERY HEAVY RAINFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IN SEVERAL
EASTERN KENTUCKY COUNTIES. THIS LED TO SEVERAL INSTANCES OF FLASH
FLOODING. OVER THREE INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN PARTS OF LAUREL
COUNTY...WHICH CAUSED FLOODING OF SEVERAL STREETS...HOMES...AND
BUSINESSES IN LONDON. THUNDERSTORMS TO THE NORTH IN ROCKCASTLE
COUNTY DUMPED OVER 5 INCHES OF RAIN IN MOUNT VERNON...LEADING TO
FLASH FLOODING THAT DAMAGED NUMEROUS HOMES AND BUSINESSES...AND
DESTROYING OVER 200 ACRES OF CORN. IN CLAY COUNTY...THE HORSE
CREEK AND BIG CREEK AREAS REPORTED MORE DAMAGING FLOODS. SEVERAL
STREETS AND ROADS WERE CLOSED IN THE MIDDLESBORO AREA. HIGH WATER
ALSO CAUSED ROAD CLOSURES IN AND NEAR AJAX AND HARDBURLY IN PERRY
COUNTY.

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