Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 041052
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
452 AM CST Wed Dec 4 2013
Areas of dense fog started off Tuesday morning, but visibilities
gradually improved throughout the morning. By afternoon, skies
remained mostly cloudy to overcast. High temperatures were generally
in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Early this Wednesday morning, skies
remained overcast with areas of fog, locally dense in spots.
Temperatures slowly climbed through the night, ranging from the mid
to upper 50s a few hours prior to daybreak.
A strong winter storm will bring significant snow and ice
accumulation to the region Thursday night and Friday. A cold front
will move southeast across the Quad State region tonight. Showers
are forecast to develop along the front as it moves through, and an
isolated thunderstorm is even possible over mainly western Kentucky.
As cold arctic air surges south from Canada, the precipitation will
transition to sleet and freezing rain from northwest to southeast
Thursday night, with snow and sleet becoming more predominant by
Friday. Significant ice accumulation is possible Thursday night and
Friday, especially across the southern half of the region. Snow
accumulation in excess of 4 inches is possible over much of
southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwest Indiana.
The precipitation will come to an end Friday night and Saturday as
cold arctic high pressure builds in. Yet another weather system is
forecast to bring a mix of wintry precipitation to the region late
in the weekend.
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion product (SDFAFDPAH).