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Weather Summary
National Weather Service Paducah KY
304 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016

Mainly morning clouds and spotty showers were noted east of the
Mississippi River, producing rainfall ranging from a trace to a
few hundredths.

However, the main focus of the wet weather today was focused over
parts of Carter and Ripley counties in Southeast Missouri. An
extremely slow moving area of showers and thunderstorms have
persisted over these counties for several hours. Radar rainfall
estimates through 2 pm CDT today suggest rainfall amounts ranging
from six tenths to one and a half inches of rain, west of a line
from Doniphan to Grandin and Van Buren Missouri.

The excessive rainfall prompted the issuance of an areal Flood
Advisory for most of Ripley County through the rest of Tuesday

The morning cloudiness and southerly winds kept temperatures
elevated, with low temperatures in the middle 50s to lower 60s
overnight. By 2 pm CDT Tuesday, temperatures had rise into the
upper 70s and lower 80s ahead of the rain, with upper 60s and
lower 70s associated with the persistent rainfall over Southeast

Even though the Quad State region is poised along the western edge
of a weak surface and upper level ridge, several minor weather
disturbances are expected to move across the region daily through
the end of May. At this time, most of the rain will likely occur
during the daytime and evening hours, with the best chances for
rain likely to persist over Southeast Missouri to just east of the
Mississippi River.

Most of the thunderstorms that develop will be slow moving,
periodically producing torrential rainfall and lightning. A few
storms may produce gusty winds and hail over parts of Southeast
Missouri and Southwest Illinois off and on through Thursday.

This early summer like pattern is expected to continue into next
week with highs in the lower and middle 80s and lows mainly in the


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


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