Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 250909
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
409 AM CDT TUE AUG 25 2015
Full sunshine remained across the Quad State region during the
afternoon and was replaced with clear skies overnight.
Despite the full sun, high temperatures only managed to get into
the upper 70s to lower 80s. Poplar Bluff Missouri reported a high
of 81 degrees, while Carbondale Ilinois and Owensboro Kentucky
only topped out at 78 degrees on Monday.
Surface High Pressure remained just to the west of the Quad State
region. Northwesterly winds continue to usher in cool and dry
weather over the area.
At 3 am CDT Tuesday, winds were generally from the northwest and
temperatures were holding in the middle and upper 50s. Should
winds continue to lessen, temperatures may fall into the lower 50s
at some locations and close in on record lows for this date.
The unseasonably cool August weather will continue through
Thursday, with high temperatures expected to remain 5 to 10
degrees below normal.
The ridge of high pressure bringing the cool air to the region
will slowly move across the area. By Friday, the center of the
surface high pressure ridge will be east of the area, allowing
winds to return from the south.
A small amount of moisture and lift will be brought back into the
area on Saturday. A small chance for showers and thunderstorms
will be possible across the region during this time.
Otherwise, cool and relatively dry weather will be the rule over
the Quad State region into next week.
For a more detailed meteorological discussion, please refer to
the Area Forecast Discussion product (SDFAFDPAH).