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  The National Weather Service in Paducah is encouraging volunteers to join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or ‘CoCoRaHS'.

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  The National Weather Service will be simplifying parts of their hazard advisory system starting October 2.

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Update 5:30 p.m. 

The National Weather Service in Paducah is forecasting rainfall totals between a half and inch to one-and-one-quarter inch in the region this week as remnants of Irma move through the region. 

The colors the National Weather Service uses to show rainfall on its weather map couldn't represent the deluge in southeastern Texas, so the NWS added two more purple shades to its map. The old scale topped out at more than 15 inches; the new limit tops 30 inches.

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The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting a stormy start to Memorial Day weekend. NWS says the skies should clear by Monday. 

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A round of arctic temps and winter weather could cause hazardous road conditions this weekend.  

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Weather officials say "un-November-like" weather -- unusually dry conditions and above average temperatures -- will likely persist until next month.

National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

Sunday Night/Monday Outlook:

Thunderstorms continue this evening, with possible flooding regionwide due to heavy rainfall.  The National Weather Service in Paducah says widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected again Monday. Severe storms are possible, with damaging winds. Locally heavy rainfall is possible into Monday evening. Storms and high temperatures are possible through the rest of the week. 

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Farmers in far western Kentucky are hopeful for the rainy weather this 4th of July weekend. The National Weather Service in Paducah reports June was tied as the fifth driest on record with average highs near 90.

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Over the past ten years, nearly 300 people are killed by lightning and ten times that amount are injured according to officials with the Division of Emergency Management. It is lightning safety awareness week, and this weather phenomenon can even injure you whether indoors or outdoors.

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