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National Weather Service Paducah Kentucky
253 am CDT sun may 3 2015

Short term...(today through Tuesday night)
issued at 241 am CDT sun may 3 2015

Remain fairly confident that this time period will remain on the
dry side...with a gradual warming trend continuing into early in
the work week. Surface high pressure centered over the central
appalacians today will not move much during the next few days as
an upper ridge pumps up over the southeastern United States. This
will result in a continuation of mainly rainfree conditions and
warming afternoons...with highs climbing into the 80s most
locations early in the week. Some areas may even touch the 80
degree mark this afternoon. Will be a very pleasant end to the
weekend.

Long term...(wednesday through saturday)
issued at 241 am CDT sun may 3 2015

Medium confidence early next week and decreasing confidence as next
weekend approaches.

High pressure at the surface will remain in control with the upper
level ridging breaking down a bit toward next weekend. This
weakening in combination with afternoon heating...will result in at
least diurnal chances of thunderstorms toward the end of the week.
At this time nothing appears to be overly zealous with instability.
Convective available potential energy seem to be dropping about 30% to around 1k j/kg2 down from
1500 yesterday. Lifted indice's negative slightly and precipitable waters exceeding 1 inch.
However the sounding does not have an overly impressive appearance.
So would not rule out any strong storms in the afternoon but a
organized severe not anticipated at this time.

As previously mentioned temperatures will slowly warm to around 10
degrees above normal in the extended. This should aid in the
diurnal thunderstorms chances that I will try to restrict to afternoon
only for now.

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Aviation...
issued at 1153 PM CDT Sat may 2 2015

VFR conditions to prevail at all sites through the period with
surface high pressure over the area. Southerly winds at or below 5 knots
expected at kevv/kowb through the period. At kcgi/kpah southerly
winds at or below 5 knots overnight expected to increase to 8-10 knots
with gusts up to 12-15 knots after 15z...then back to at or below at or below 7
knots after 00z.



&&

Pah watches/warnings/advisories...
Illinois...none.
MO...none.
In...none.
Kentucky...none.
&&

$$

Short term...GM
long term...kh
aviation...jp

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