Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

FXUS63 KPAH 102027

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
227 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Tuesday night)
Issued at 225 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

A high amplitude northwesterly flow pattern will continue through
the short term. However, there will be a brief warm up on coming
on Monday with plenty of sunshine and brisk southwesterly winds
20-30 MPH at times ahead of the next clipper type system heading
southeast out of Canada. Highs will make it back into the 50s
during the day at most locations, and portions of southeast MO may
even flirt with 60 degrees. The brisk winds will combine with
quite low relative humidities to produce an elevated fire danger
over drought stricken regions of southeast MO.

The clipper system will then drag a moisture starved cold front
southeast through the region Monday night. The main effect from
the frontal passage will be a return to unseasonably cold
temperatures Tuesday and Tuesday night. After highs only in the
mid 30s to mid 40s Tuesday, readings will fall back down into the
lower half of the 20s Tuesday night. Some of our normally colder
locations could even see some upper teens by Wednesday morning.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Sunday)
Issued at 225 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

At the beginning of the period, a large upper level low will be
across New England with a ridge persistent over the Pacific Coast
region. A change in the weather pattern is coming by next weekend
and with time the pattern will become less amplified. However,
unsettled NW flow aloft will continue across the nation east of the
Rockies and over our area until then. During this transition, a
couple of trofs should move across the area. At the surface, frontal
boundaries will be reflected and move southeast as well. First
system is expected Thursday into Thursday evening with slight chance
pops in the far eastern counties. There is chance the precipitation
could move east before temperatures drop below freezing Thursday
evening but with it too close to call have a few hours of change
over to some very light snow before ending before midnight. No
accumulation is expected. The second system doesn`t have much in the
way of moisture either with most models showing dry weather next
weekend. The GFS continues to show some light rain and have
continued this forecast for the sake of persistence. Temperatures
will remain below normal through the end of the week and then
moderate as the pattern shifts.


Issued at 1154 AM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

Biggest aviation concern lies with gusty southwest winds 20-30 kts
during the daylight hours today and again on Monday. Otherwise,
expect VFR with no more than occasional high cloud decks.




AVIATION...GM is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.