Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 270839
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
339 AM CDT THU AUG 27 2015
After another morning of record and nearly record lows for late
August, temperatures warmed into the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Highs ranged from 79 degrees at Cape Girardeau Missouri,
Carbondale Illinois, and Owensboro Kentucky to 82 degrees in
Poplar Bluff Missouri.
Mostly Sunny to partly cloudy skies dominated parts of the Quad
State region, east of the Mississippi River, Wednesday afteroon.
Temperatures early Thursday morning remained in the upper 50s to
lower 60s under relatively clear skies.
The center of surface high pressure will continue to move
northeast over the Ohio Valley, allowing for a gradual return of
warmer temperatures, as winds turn southerly on Friday.
A small chance for showers and thunderstorms will dot parts of the
Quad State region Saturday and into early Sunday. This
precipitation will be associated with the passage of a weak
weather system, stretching from Wisconsin and into the Great
High pressure will build back in early next week. The strength of
this ridge will be tempered by the approach of weak upper low
moving into the Lower Mississippi Valley. In addition, there is
some question of what impact, if any, a tropical weather system
called Erika, will have to the Atlantic seaboard next week.
The combination of all these factors may create some uncertainty
as to whether all locations in the Quad State region will remain
dry beyond the middle of next week.
Regardless, temperatures will gradually rise back to near normal
levels late this weekend and into next week. Summer is not over
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, PLEASE REFER TO
THE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).