Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 241941
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
240 PM CDT Thu Jul 24 2014
Yesterday afternoon, there was a large complex of thunderstorms that
moved through the Quad State Region, generally from northeast to
southwest, dropping a wide range of rainfall across the area, plus a
lot of lightning, and resulted in a few hail reports and wind damage
in southeastern Missouri. Isolated locations received in excess of
three inches of rainfall while most got under an inch.
By evening, almost all precipitation was gone. Just clouds were left
overnight as an ill-defined cold front completed its trip southward
through the Quad State Region. These clouds eventually cleared,
except for the Pennyrile Region of western Kentucky. While most
temperatures bottomed out in the 50s and lower 60s, clouds kept the
lows in the middle 60s in the Pennyrile region. The solid deck of
clouds over the Pennyrile region finally broke up around noon today,
and east of the Mississippi River plenty of cumulus clouds developed
while temperatures climbed through the 70s. Despite light northerly
winds, dewpoints rose from the 50s into the 60s since sunrise, but
it was still relatively pleasant for this time of year.
High pressure will dominate the Quad State Region`s weather through
the first half of the weekend, yielding lower temperatures and
moisture levels in the near term. A warm front is expected to move
into the region from the west late Friday, and there will be a
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday night near
Interstate 64. Saturday will be a hot and humid day followed by a
tepid night, with only a slight cool-down on Sunday as scattered
showers and thunderstorms develop ahead of another cold front.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE AREA
FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).