Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 212048
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
348 PM CDT Thu Aug 21 2014
...The Heat Is On...
The beginning of a late summer heat wave is taking place across
the Quad State region and is likely to persist into early next week.
The Heat Advisory that was originally in effect through this
Saturday was extended through next Tuesday, indicating a prolonged
period of dangerous heat and humidity across the area.
Earlier this morning, a few lingering showers moved across parts
of Southern Illinois, Southwest Indiana and Northwest Kentucky,
exiting the region shortly after daybreak. Most of the area was
sunny through the morning hours, with only high clouds pushing
across the region during the early afternoon. By 3 pm CDT, all of
the Quad State region was in the lower and middle 90s with humid
air being pumped north by light southerly winds. During the same
time, heat index values ranged from 98 to 102 degrees.
High pressure will continue to build across the area tonight and
into early next week.
Light winds, combined with temperatures in the middle and upper
90s and relative humidity values at or above 40 percent, will make
it feel like 100 to 110 degrees outside. The dangerous heat and
humidity will be most noticeable from midday and into the early
A small chance for showers or thunderstorms will return to most of
the area beginning next Tuesday. However, most locations will
likely see the continuation of hot and humid conditions through
the middle of next week.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).