Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 311103
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
503 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016
Scattered high clouds moved across the area during the late
afternoon and early evening hours. Even with the smattering of
clouds, temperatures across the Quad State region rose between 20
and 30 degrees, topping out in the lower and middle 60s.
In fact, the rise was so dramatic that some temperatures broke
daily records for January 30th. Paducah Kentucky reported a record
high of 65 degrees.
Evansville Indiana was one of the warmest with a high of 66
degrees yesterday, while Cape Girardeau Missouri was relatively
cool with a high of 62 degrees.
Shortly after 2 am CST Sunday morning, low clouds began to move
into parts of West Kentucky and through Southeast Missouri,
reaching across the Mississippi River into Southwest Illinois.
The increase in clouds today will herald the approach of a slow
moving cold front from the northwest. As this cold front works its
way through the area, showers will be on the increase. The best
chances for rain will likely be across West Kentucky and Southwest
Indiana through Sunday evening, with even a thunderstorm or two
possible. High pressure will build in and provide a brief respite
between weather systems during the day on Monday.
A more potent weather system will move out of the Rockies Monday
afternoon and will rocket northeast to Wisconsin by Tuesday
evening. As this system moves through the Midwest, it will bring
warm, moist, and unstable air into the region, setting the stage
for showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday.
In fact, a line of thunderstorms is expected to develop across the
area and move quickly east on Tuesday. Some of these storms may
become strong or severe Tuesday afternoon, capable of producing
Temperatures will be on a wild ride the next couple of days with
the passage of these weather systems. Highs in the 60s will be
the rule today, falling back into the 50s on Monday, then rising
through the 60s to near 70 degrees on Tuesday before a cold front
moves through the Quad State region.
Once the cold front moves through on Tuesday, highs will fall into
the 40s for the rest of the week. Weather will remain relatively
dry for the remainder of the week, with only a small chance for
snow showers late Saturday night.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, PLEASE REFER TO
THE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).