Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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AWUS83 KPAH 180837

337 AM CDT Mon Aug 18 2014

Showers and thunderstorms were scattered across the region on
Sunday. Activity was more concentrated in portions of southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, and western Kentucky. Some of the
storms produced very heavy rain, including nearly 4 inches in the
vicinity of Mount Vernon Illinois and over 5 inches at

Some of the storms that fired in the afternoon proved to be quite
strong--with a couple brief tornado touchdowns reported in Henderson
and Muhlenberg Counties of western Kentucky. The storms shifted east
of the area by evening, leaving behind abundant clouds and patchy
fog overnight. Early this Monday morning, temperatures ranged around
70 with near calm winds.

An upper level low will move slowly from the Upper Midwest across
the Great Lakes during the first half of the week. Energy rotating
around this low will keep the potential for scattered showers and
thunderstorms in the forecast for the next few days. Temperatures
will remain in the 80s today, then edge towards the 90 degree mark
on Tuesday.

An upper level ridge will build over the Mississippi Valley by mid
to late week. Storm chances will decrease as a result, but heat and
humidity will be on the increase. Highs will surge into the mid 90s
with heat index readings near the century mark through the remainder
of the week.


For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion product (SDFAFDPAH).


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