Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 021038
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
438 AM CST Sun Mar 2 2014
...Winter storm unfolding...
Areas of freezing rain and sleet were increasing north of a line
from Poplar Bluff Missouri...to Paducah Kentucky...to Owensboro
Kentucky as of 4 am. Along and south of that line...rain was
increasing. Scattered thunderstorms were occurring over southeast
Missouri. Temperatures at 4 am were below freezing from Evansville
to Cape Girardeau and points north. South of that
line...temperatures were as high as the upper 40s around
A winter storm will move through our region today and
tonight...followed by very cold air for Monday and Monday night. A
gradual moderation in temperatures is expected Tuesday through Saturday.
The culprit for our winter weather is a strong cold front that
will move across the Tennessee Valley today. A strong and very
moist disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere will move
east northeast from the southern Plains across our region tonight.
This is the same disturbance that brought flooding to California.
Rain and freezing rain this morning will change to sleet and
freezing rain this afternoon...then to snow before it ends
tonight. Significant accumulations of ice and snow are forecast.
The highest accumulations of sleet and snow will be north of a
line from Cape Girardeau to Paducah to Madisonville...where 4 to 6
inches is expected. The heaviest icing is expected south of that
line...where around a half inch of ice is possible.
Temperatures will fall through the 20s and 30s today...and into
the teens tonight. Highs Monday will struggle to reach the lower
to mid 20s.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).