Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 041914
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
114 PM CST Wed Dec 4 2013
Variable cloudy skies prevailed over much of the Quad State area
Wednesday, with areas of morning fog and light drizzle occurring
over southeast Illinois, southwest Indiana and west Kentucky.
Morning lows were in the low 50s north to around 60 degrees south.
Riding along gusty southwest winds, mid afternoon highs had
climbed into the mid 60s north to low 70s south. These
temperatures are nearing record highs in some locations, which are
15 to almost 25 degrees above normal.
A strong winter storm will bring significant snow and ice
accumulation to the region Thursday night and Friday. A cold front
will move southeast across the Quad State region tonight. Showers
are forecast to develop along the front as it moves through, and an
isolated thunderstorm is even possible over mainly western Kentucky.
As cold arctic air surges south from Canada, the precipitation will
transition to sleet and freezing rain from northwest to southeast
Thursday night, with snow and sleet becoming more predominant by
Friday. Significant ice accumulation is possible Thursday night and
Friday, especially across the southern half of the region. Snow
accumulation in excess of 4 inches is possible over much of
southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and southwest Indiana.
The precipitation will come to an end Friday night and Saturday
as cold arctic high pressure builds in. Another weather system is
forecast to bring a mix of wintry precipitation to the region late
in the weekend.
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, refer to the Area
Forecast Discussion product (SDFAFDPAH).