Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 230907
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
407 AM CDT Sat Aug 23 2014
...Heat Advisory remains in effect through Tuesday...
Friday was another hot and humid day, with heat index values in the
100 to 110 degree range over most of the region. It was quite warm
and humid through the night. A cluster of thunderstorms developed
over southwest Indiana late Friday evening, and moved southward over
areas generally along and east of a line from Evansville Indiana to
Hopkinsville Kentucky through the overnight hours. The main impacts
were frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall, approaching an
inch in some locations.
By 4 AM, the thunderstorms were pushing south out of Christian and
Todd counties in Kentucky. Elsewhere across the region, it was dry.
Skies ranged from mostly clear over southeast Missouri to mostly
cloudy over southwest Indiana and much of west Kentucky.
Temperatures were generally in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
The exception was in the Owensboro and Madisonville Kentucky areas,
where thunderstorms knocked temperatures down into the middle 70s.
The upper high that has been responsible for the extreme heat and
humidity is expected to linger over the region through at least
Tuesday. A weak cold front will bring an end to the heat and
humidity at some point Thursday into Friday of next week. In the
meantime, hot and humid conditions will continue along with small
daily chances of showers and thunderstorms.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).