Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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FXUS63 KPAH 251900

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
200 PM CDT Sun Jun 25 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Tuesday night)
Issued at 200 PM CDT Sun Jun 25 2017

With high pressure in control, below normal temperatures and
humidity levels continue. Nearly cloud free skies. Energy moving
ESE across the Plains generating clouds and convection to our west.
Expect an increase in clouds later tonight from the west, with a
slight chance of light showers or sprinkles working into SEMO.
Will continue the slight PoP through Monday morning in this area,
otherwise dry.

Next wave of energy forecast to move across the area Monday night.
The GFS and especially NAM have a much drier look with best
moisture splitting to our north and south. Main reason is its
advection of drier air around 700mb over the region especially
through the evening. The CMC and ECMWF continue steadfast in their
depiction of greater moisture and much better chances of showers
and isolated thunder. Given the notable change over 24 hours in
the NAM to much drier, vs. the consistent EC/CMC, will give more
weight to those two models, but keep PoPs in check in case the
drier air seen in the GFS/NAM has an eventual impact. Dry weather
returns for Tuesday through Tuesday night in the wake of this
system, and with high pressure back in control. Temperatures were
generally a MOS blend with existing numbers.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Sunday)
Issued at 200 PM CDT Sun Jun 25 2017

Confidence in the long term portion of the forecast is higher than
average through about Friday. Confidence reduces somewhat by next
weekend with greater model variability.

The forecast will start off dry with high pressure centered over the
southern Appalachians Wednesday morning. In the generally zonal/flat
upper level flow pattern, the main storm track will initially exist
over the northern half of the nation with very weak flow across the
southern U.S. This should result in a continuation of the dry
weather through Wednesday and into much of Thursday. Both the GFS
and ECMWF have been on board with the dry forecast through Thursday,
while the Canadian model remains an outlier at this time.

The pick up in southerly flow on the west side of the surface high
will result in a marked increase in humidity--particularly by
Thursday as dew points creep towards the 70 degree mark. All models
are in decent agreement that a better chance for showers/storms
should arrive Friday into Saturday as a weak cold front slips south
into the area. This is reflected by the initialized model blend low
end likely PoPs Friday and Friday night over portions of the area.

What happens next weekend is more uncertain as models suggest the
front will either slip just south of the region or possibly wash out
before making it through the area. Will maintain low precipitation
chances to account for this uncertainty.

Highs through the period should average in the upper 80s, with lows
in the upper 60s to lower 70s. This is in line with model


Issued at 1208 PM CDT Sun Jun 25 2017

VFR conditions anticipated today through midday Monday. West winds
near 10 kts with some gusts 15 to 20 kts this afternoon will
become light N/NW tonight. There may be a few very light showers
or sprinkles into southeast MO Monday morning.




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