Paducah National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service in Paducah says this month is already the wettest August on record. As of Thursday, Paducah had more eight inches of rain when normal rainfall is 2.76 inches. 

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It’s been a damp summer in many portions of Kentucky, particularly during the month of July.

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  Storms swept across the region Friday afternoon with only minor damage in Murray. Part of the roof belonging to BobNanney Insurance, at 107 North 4th Street,  was blown off the building but with no other reported damages or injuries according to dispatch at the Murray Police Department. 

Karen Guse was close when gusts of wind reaching an estimated 60 mph hit the downtown area. 

"The roof just started coming off and swirling around and a piece has fallen down...that's my car. It was a little freaky," said Guse. 

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The National Weather Service in Paducah says temperatures have topped 100 degrees today in a reading at Barkley Regional Airport. NWS tweets that the previous record was 98 degrees in 1946. 

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  A National Weather Service heat advisory will take effect for the region at 1 p.m. Saturday, lasting through Sunday evening.

Saturday's forecast calls for a high of 96 degrees, with heat index values as high as 110. Sunday, highs will again be in the mid-90s with heat index values in the 105-110 range.


The National Weather Service is monitoring remnants of tropical storm Bill expected to impact our listening area later this week, but forecasters say they’re expecting less-than-severe conditions. / National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah says the region could see severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening.  NWS Meteorologist Chris Noles says southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and a small portion of northwest Tennessee will likely see severe thunderstorms that could develop into more hazardous weather. 

"Any storms that form mid-day Saturday," Noles says, "on through the afternoon will be capable of producing very large hail, damaging winds and possibly tornadoes as the environment does appear as if it will be favorable for supercell thunderstorms."


A local meteorologist says while the region has had a relatively mild spring, the coming summer months could bring severe weather, especially lightning. 


  UPDATE: Friday 3:45 p.m.

The majority of our listening area is now under a severe thunderstorm watch through 8 p.m. tonight. 


Arctic temperatures are back in our region for the second time this year with some officials speculating this might not be the end of it. 

Despite highs in the 50s Monday, National Weather Service officials are predicting single digit wind chills Tuesday, rising to a high of 30 degrees Wednesday before an even colder air mass arrives late Wednesday night.