Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 210815
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
315 AM CDT Thu Aug 21 2014
Showers and thunderstorms moved across portions of the area during
the daytime hours on Wednesday. Some of these storms lingered well
into the evening hours in parts of western KY. By late evening and
into the overnight hours, another cluster of storms developed to our
west and moved east into parts of southern IL and southwest IN.
These storms produced a lot of lightning, very heavy rain and
gusty winds. By 300 am, the rain was mainly confined to far
southeast Illinois, southwest Indiana and adjacent parts of
western KY. Temperatures were generally in the 70s with a light
High pressure aloft will be building northward from the Gulf Coast
region as we head through the rest of the week. This will result
in the first extended heat wave of the Summer. High temperatures
will be in the lower to mid 90s today and rise into the mid and upper
90s by Friday and into the weekend.
We can also expect afternoon heat indices to run in the 100 to
105 degree range for several days in a row. Therefore, a heat
advisory continues for the entire four state region, lasting
through Saturday afternoon. The chances for shower and
thunderstorms will also be dwindling this week as the high
pressure system expands over the region.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).