Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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FXUS63 KPAH 061222

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
622 AM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

Issued at 617 AM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

For aviation section only.


.SHORT TERM...(Today through Thursday night)
Issued at 202 AM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

Low pressure tracking northeast from the TN River Valley into the
upper OH River Valley region will continue to bring scattered to
numerous showers to much of the region early today. The precip
will begin to taper off from west to east during the morning as
the low exits the region. Drier air will continue to work into the
region tonight and Wednesday as high pressure presses southeast
from the Dakotas.

A weak, moisture-starved upper level disturbance will work its
way into the MS River Valley Wednesday evening. It may generate a
few snow flurries, generally along/west of the MS River, but no
impacts are expected. High temps may not make it out of the upper
20s up along the I-64 corridor on Thu, with other locations
struggling to get into the lower to mid 30s. Readings Thu night
will fall into the mid/upper teens.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Monday)
Issued at 202 AM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

High pressure will be sprawling from central Canada down into the
central and southern Plains states at the start of the period. Winds
will become pretty much light and variable during the day on Friday,
as the center of the aforementioned high pressure system moves
overhead during the day. It is transient though and begins moving
east Friday night. But, barring any substantial cloud cover,
temperatures will drop into the teens once again Friday night. Winds
will then become southerly by Saturday and we will finally see a
jump in our high temperatures. Most locations should reach the upper
30s to near 40 degrees.

Models are still in poor agreement on the weekend system with
regards to the synoptic details and timing. Confidence is growing
that Saturday will be dry though. However, chances for precipitation
will begin either Saturday night and especially by Sunday.
Precipitation chances will continue through the rest of the weekend
but should be ending sometime on Monday. Still a lot of details to
be ironed out with this upcoming event but most of the event looks
fairly warm. There will be chances for frozen precipitation at times
however. But at least for now, there is no signal for any major


Issued at 618 AM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

IFR cigs along with DZ/RA through the early morning will slowly
improve to MVFR by late morning as precipitation ends from west
to east. Easterly winds AOB 10 knots will slowly back around to
the northwest in the wake of the system, become gusty with gusts
up to 22-24 knots during the middle third of the period, then back
to AOB 10 knots after sun down.




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