Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 201944
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
244 PM CDT Wed Aug 20 2014
Wednesday had a mixed bag of weather across the Quad State area.
Variable cloudy skies prevailed with showers and storms occurring
across portions of southeast Illinois and southwest Indiana, and
isolated activity develop across portions of southeast Missouri.
Temperatures in the morning ranged from the upper 60s to upper
80s, with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s where rain
was occurring, to middle 90s elsewhere. In communities where rain
had not fallen the heat index values were between 100 and 110.
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 mostly be in the mid to upper 90s by week`s end. We can also
expect afternoon heat indices to run in the 100 to 110 range for
several days in a row. Therefore, a heat advisory has been issued
for the entire four state region and lasting through Saturday
afternoon. The chances for shower and thunderstorms will also be
dwindling this week as the high pressure system expands over the
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion product (SDFAFDPAH).