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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
352 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS UNDER PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES THIS
MORNING...WITH LOCATIONS ALONG AND NEAR THE TENNESSEE BORDER
EXPERIENCING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. TWENTY
FOUR HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS AVERAGED BETWEEN A HALF INCH TO AN INCH
AND A HALF WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS OCCURRING IN THE SOUTHWESTERN
PORTION OF THE REGION. SOME OF THE HIGHER RAINFALL TOTALS WERE
1.62 IN PULASKI COUNTY...1.58 IN MCCREARY COUNTY...AND 1.36 IN
WAYNE COUNTY. TEMPERATURES AT 7 AM THIS MORNING RANGED FROM THE
MID 50S IN THE VALLEYS TO THE LOWER 60S ON THE RIDGES. TYPICAL
LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

BY MID AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
WERE MOVING EAST ALONG AND AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
LOCATIONS NOT YET AFFECTED BY THE SHOWERS WERE UNDER PARTLY TO
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MID 50S WHERE
SHOWERS WERE OCCURRING TO THE LOWER 70S ELSEWHERE. THE NORMAL
HIGH FOR TODAY IS NEAR 70 DEGREES.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS AND
BRIEF...HEAVY RAINFALL...WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING THEN TAPER
OFF TONIGHT. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION
LATER TONIGHT AND BRING MAINLY DRY WEATHER TO THE REGION THROUGH
EARLY TUESDAY EVENING. A WEAK COLD FRONT AND PASSING UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCES WILL BRING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS BACK INTO THE
FORECAST BY MIDWEEK. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 40S
WITH HIGHS ON TUESDAY IN THE MID 60S.

ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1996...A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY. THESE STORMS WERE
RESPONSIBLE FOR TURNING OVER A MOBILE HOME AT MCKEE IN JACKSON
COUNTY AND DOWNING TREES AT CAMPTON IN WOLFE COUNTY.

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