Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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822 FXUS63 KJKL 271927 AFDJKL AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY 327 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016 .SHORT TERM...
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(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT) ISSUED AT 327 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016 SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND DURING THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD. BASED ON THE LATEST MODEL DATA...AND RADAR IMAGERY FROM AROUND THE REGION...IT APPEARS THAT SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA IN WAVES THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING. A WESTWARD MOVING COLD FRONT WILL BE WHAT BRINGS US OUR PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS. WITH INSTABILITY AND WIND SHEAR LIMITED...ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT OCCUR SHOULD BE OF THE GARDEN VARIETY. ONCE THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...THE SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL LINGER THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. THE LAST FEW SHOWERS SHOULD BE OUT OF THE AREA BY AROUND DAWN ON FRIDAY...IF NOT SOONER. WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT AND GENERALLY OUT OF THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST THROUGH TOMORROW EVENING...AND WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST THURSDAY NIGHT AFTER THE FRONT HAS PASSED BY. TEMPERATURES DURING THE SHORT TERM PERIOD ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WELL ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE TIME OF YEAR...ESPECIALLY DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY...WHEN WE COULD SEE HIGHS TOP OUT AROUND 80 DEGREES. OVERNIGHT LOWS ARE FORECAST TO BOTTOM OUT AROUND 60 TONIGHT...AND IN THE LOW TO MID 50S TOMORROW NIGHT. .LONG TERM...(FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY) ISSUED AT 327 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016 AN EXTENDED DISCUSSION WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY.
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&& .AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z THURSDAY AFTERNOON) ISSUED AT 140 PM EDT WED APR 27 2016 THE AIRPORTS AROUND EASTERN KENTUCKY WILL EXPERIENCE PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ALONG WITH CORRESPONDING MVFR CONDITIONS...THROUGH OUT THE TAF PERIOD. DURING TIMES WHEN NO SHOWERS OR STORMS ARE AFFECTING A PARTICULAR TAF SITE...VFR CONDITIONS SHOULD PREVAIL. THE CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION WILL BE MOST WIDESPREAD THROUGH AROUND 10Z ON THURSDAY. AFTER THAT...THE SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY TAPER OFF. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN GENERAL...WITH STRONGER GUSTIER WINDS ACCOMPANYING ANY SHOWERS AND STORMS. && .JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...AR LONG TERM...AR AVIATION...AR

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