Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 180914
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
314 AM CST Sun Jan 18 2015
Partly cloudy skies developed late Saturday afternoon. becoming
mostly cloudy during the early evening hours. The clouds were
increasing ahead of a weak cold front moving toward the Quad State
Gusty south winds also developed ahead of this cold front, with
wind gusts at or above 30 mph fairly common across the area. Mount
Vernon, Carbondale and Gorham Illinois reported the highest winds,
36 mph, around noon and into the early afternoon hours on Saturday.
The peristent southerly flow of winds also ushered in warmer air
back into the region. Temperatures topped out in the 50s, with
Paducah Kentucky reporting one of the warmest readings of 57
degrees Saturday afternoon.
Shortly before 8 pm Saturday, a narrow north to south band of
light rain showers quickly moved southeast across the Quad State
region. Anywhere from a trace to a few hundredths of an inch of
rain fell as this system moved across the area. By 130 am CST, the
rain have moved east of the region.
Around the same time the rain moved into the area, the leading
edge of westerly winds also pushed into parts of Southwest
Illinois and Southeast Missouri, marking the leading edge of the
By 3 am CST, skies had cleared across the Quad State region, winds
had become light and westerly and temperatures had dipped into the
upper 30s and lower 40s.
Another in a series of weak weather disturbances will move across
the region tonight, then again on Tuesday. With each of these
systems, winds will switch around back to the south, keeping
temperatures at or above normal for this time of year. For now,
the best chance of rain this next week will be on Tuesday.
Highs will continue to remain in the 40s and lower 50s, with lows
in the upper 20s to lower 30s as a general rule during this next week.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).