Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 121005
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
404 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016
Yesterday afternoon yielded initially sunny skies, northeasterly
winds, and a bump up in temperatures to mostly 30s over the Quad
State Region. The warmest area was southeastern Missouri once again,
where temperatures exceeded the 40 degree mark in some locations.
The warmer temperatures and sunshine definitely improved the road
situation. Clouds steadily increased throughout the afternoon,
becoming completely overcast by dark. In the evening, winds slacked
up a bit and became more variable in direction. There was some
precipitation occurring aloft in the evening over the entire region,
and by around midnight some of it began to reach the ground in parts
of southeastern Missouri in the form of snow. Temperatures fell very
slowly during the evening, dropping back to or below freezing by
midnight. After midnight, the area of snowfall expanded across much
of southern Illinois and the Pennyrile region of Kentucky.
Another area of snowfall will move through the Evansville Tri-State
area this morning, with less than an inch expected. Skies will go
mostly clear tonight and Saturday as a dry Canadian air mass surges
into the Quad State region on brisk northwesterly winds. Highs
Saturday will be well below freezing for most of the region. On
Sunday, yet another snow event is forecast. This system will provide
accumulating snowfall Sunday and Sunday night before the
precipitation changes to a wintry mix, then eventually to rain.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, PLEASE REFER TO
THE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).