Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 120931
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
330 AM CST Thu Dec 12 2013
Sunshine was in abundance across the Heartland on Wednesday, though
a few clouds managed to form during the afternoon. The passage of a
cold front turned southerly winds to the northwest by afternoon.
High temperatures were generally in the mid to upper 30s. Skies
remained clear overnight, and unlike the past few mornings, fog was
practically nonexistent. With a very light north wind at times, early
morning temperatures ranged from the single digits over much of the
snow covered territory in southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, and
southeast Missouri, to the mid and upper teens across much of
western Kentucky and the boot heel of Missouri.
Arctic high pressure will keep very cold air in place across the
Heartland today. As this high moves east, southerly winds will
develop by Friday ahead of the next weather system. This system will
bring a wintry mix of mainly light precipitation to the region
Friday afternoon into Saturday. The mix may include snow, sleet,
rain, and perhaps some freezing rain. However, little snow and ice
accumulation is expected with temperatures hovering near or just
above the freezing mark. Another shot of cold arctic air will arrive
behind this system late in the weekend. Winds will turn southerly
early next week, and this will help to moderate temperatures
somewhat through mid week.
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion, (SDFAFDPAH).