Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 120840
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
340 AM CDT Wed Mar 12 2014
...A wind advisory is in effect for the entire Quad State today...
Tuesday provided a much welcome taste of the approaching spring
season. With abundant sunshine, temperatures reached the lower and
mid 70s during the afternoon. Warm southwest winds continued into
Tuesday evening as a strong cold front approached. Clouds were on
the increase, but showers were few and far between.
Early this Wednesday morning, the cold front was progressing east
across the Quad State region. A line of showers and scattered
thunderstorms had developed Along and immediately ahead of the
front. The passage of the cold front was resulting in an almost
immediate 20 degree drop in temperatures. Readings ahead of the
front ranged through the 60s with gusty southwest winds. Behind the
front, temperatures were in the lower and mid 40s with strong and
gusty northwest winds.
The cold front will shift east of the area today, bringing a return
to dry conditions. As much colder air streams in on very strong
northwest winds, temperatures will fall into the upper 30s and lower
40s by midday. Sustained northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph will
occasionally gust as high as 40 to 50 mph.
Unseasonably cold weather will persist into Thursday, but a gradual
warming trend is expected late in the week as mainly dry weather
prevails under the influence of high pressure. Our next chance of
rain arrives over the weekend, with colder air to follow.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).