Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 162006
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
305 PM CDT Tue Sep 16 2014
Due to the extensive cloud cover with the frontal passage last night
morning temperatures were held up in the mid 50s to low 60s which
was noticeably warmer than the last few mornings. The thick stratus
deck was slow to erode and push south this morning leading to a slow
warmup. Also cooler air was working into the area on a northeast
wind. As we progressed into the afternoon some sun has broken out to
allow temperatures to warm into the mid 60s to around 70 as of 3pm.
This is remarkably cool for mid September and not too much warmer
than the record cold highs for this time of year.
Surface high pressure will dominate the weather pattern through the
end of the work week. The one fly in the ointment appears to be a
disturbance shuttling down in the northwest flow aloft that will
bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms to mainly southeast
Missouri on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Otherwise partly sunny
skies with daytime temperatures in the 70s and nighttime lows in the
50s will be common.
A warming trend will take place late this week as temperatures inch
up to around 80 on Friday and well into the 80s on Saturday ahead of
our next frontal system aimed to slide through the area Saturday
night into Sunday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms during
this time. Behind this system cooler weather will once again take
over with highs back into the 70s.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).