Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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FXUS63 KPAH 090944

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
344 AM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Sunday night)
Issued at 330 AM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

Coldest air of the season will continue to be the main weather
story for the next 24-36 hours. Highs today will likely stay at
or below freezing in many locations, and low temps tonight will
fall down into the teens. However, things will begin to warm some
by over the weekend as the high pressure system moves off to the
east and low pressure forms to our west/northwest. This will allow
southerly flow to gradually take over. After highs Saturday in the
mid and upper 30s, readings Saturday night will probably not drop
off much, and will likely even begin to rise some late at night as
cloud cover increases.

Surface low pressure is expected to track northeast across
northern IL into southern MI Sunday/Sunday night and drag an
associated cold front across the region. Showers will likely
break out during the day Sunday into Sunday night ahead of the
front as temperatures warm back into the 40s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Thursday)
Issued at 330 AM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

The air mass behind the front on Monday will not be much cooler,
but another arctic front will arrive later Monday night into
Tuesday. This front looks to be moisture-starved with little
mid/upper lvl support, so not much in the way of precip is
expected with it`s passage. Main effect of the front will be to
bring another chunk of cold Canadian air into the region. High
temps by Wed/Thu are not expected to exceed the upper 20s to the
lower half of the 30s at most locations.


Issued at 342 AM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

A northwesterly breeze below 10 knots will persist under clear to
mostly clear skies for the next 24 hours. Due to a persistent deck
of higher level MVFR stratus clouds in southeastern
IL/southwestern IN/northern KY, the cloud forecast was increased
there for most of the night.




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