Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 030955
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
455 AM CDT SAT OCT 3 2015
Although the center of an upper level low pressure area had moved
into Southwest Alabama overnight, its impacts were felt across the
Quad State region.
The dynamic nature of this system helped to produce gusty
northeast winds and light precipitation across the area. most of
the rain that fell Friday into Saturday morning stretched along
and east of Interstate 57 and Interstate 24 in Southern Illinois,
southward to Mayfield Kentucky. The rain covered most of Southeast
Illinois, Southwest Indiana, and West Kentucky. From mid-afternoon
Friday through the early morning horus on Saturday, most locations
reported rainfall amounts below one tenth of an inch. However, a
few locations reported totals close to two tenths of an inch. The
Green River Power Plant near Paradise Kentucky received 0.19 of an
inch in the last 24 hours ending early Saturday morning.
In addition to the rain, brisk northeast winds were noted. Paducah
reported a top gust of 35 mph late Friday evening. Gusts between
15 and 30 mph were not uncommon during the afternoon and evening
hours on Friday across the region.
The combination of the rain and cool winds kept temperatures five
to nearly 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Owensboro
Kentucky reported an unseasonable high of 63 degrees, while
Paducah Kentucky topped out with a high of 71 degrees.
The center of low pressure that contributed to cloudiness, below
normal temperatures, and patchy light rain over the Quad State
region will move into northern Florida on Sunday.
Upper level disturbances rotating around this low pressure center
will bring intermittent light showers, sprinkles of rain, or
drizzle across the area. Persistent northeast winds will keep
temperatures struggling from moving out of the upper 50s to lower
The return to lower to middle 70s will return Sunday and into
early next week. Temperatures will rise near 80 late in the week
as high pressure dominates the area. A frontal system will move
closer to the Quad State region from the northwest on Thursday,
bringing a small chance for showers and possibly a thunderstorm
late Thursday into Friday of next week.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, PLEASE REFER TO
THE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).