Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 181017
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
416 AM CST Thu Dec 18 2014
A mixed bag of wintry precipitation spread across much of southeast
Missouri Wednesday evening, but temperatures remained above
freezing. The precipitation then pushed eastward across the Purchase
and Lakes regions of west Kentucky, as well as adjacent portions of
southern Illinois, very early this morning. Precipitation amounts
were generally a quarter inch or less, and there was little
accumulation of ice or snow.
At 4 AM, most of the precipitation was located over west Kentucky
and southern Illinois, and everything from rain to freezing rain,
sleet and snow was reported. Temperatures were generally at or just
above the freezing mark where the precipitation was occurring.
Readings across the Evansville Tri State region were generally in
the upper 20s to 30 degrees with no precipitation.
A relatively weak upper-level storm system will bring an end to the
wintry mix of precipitation, as it moves east of the area this
afternoon. Surface high pressure will then dominate the region
through the weekend. The sun may actually come out for awhile this
weekend, but temperatures will stay on the cool side. Some warming
to above normal is possible Monday ahead of our next cold front.
This front is associated with a rapidly developing storm system over
the upper Midwest. This storm system will keep rain chances in the
forecast from Monday through Wednesday.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).