Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 241958
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
255 PM CDT Sun Aug 24 2014
...Heat Advisory remains in effect through Tuesday...
Skies were mostly clear overnight as morning low temperatures
settled into the lower and middle 70s. During the day, mostly sunny
were the rule for the most part. However, a few showers and embedded
thunderstorms had developed over parts of the Ozark region this
afternoon. Also, plenty of heat and humidity remained. Temperatures
at 245 pm ranged from the lower to middle 90s.
With the extreme heat and humidity across the region Saturday
afternoon, there was plenty of energy for showers and thunderstorms
to feed on through the evening hours and even into early morning
hours. A large area of storms moved southward into southwest
Indiana around 6 PM, and then pushed steadily south and west across
most of west Kentucky and adjacent portions of southern Illinois
before dying out shortly after Midnight. Most locations received
between a quarter and a half inch of rainfall.
By 4 AM, a few showers were beginning to dip south into southwest
Indiana. Otherwise, skies were mostly clear and winds were light.
Temperatures were generally in the lower to middle 70s throughout
A persistent ridge of high pressure will dominate the weather over
the Quad State region much of next week. Plenty of heat and humidity
will continue through at least Tuesday, along with small chances of
showers and thunderstorms. There is a chance that a cold front will
dip into the area late Wednesday, with the best chances of showers
and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. Even though the heat
advisory ends late Tuesday, temperatures will remain at or above
normal to finish out the week.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).