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FXUS63 KPAH 291725  
AFDPAH  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY  
1225 PM CDT THU JUL 29 2021  
   
UPDATE
 
 
ISSUED AT 1223 PM CDT THU JUL 29 2021  
 
UPDATED AVIATION DISCUSSION FOR THE 18Z TAF ISSUANCE.  
 
UPDATE ISSUED AT 853 AM CDT THU JUL 29 2021  
 
HAVE LOWERED HIGH TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES FOR TODAY AND  
INCREASED CLOUD COVER DUE TO WIDESPREAD CONVECTIVE DEBRIS CLOUDS  
COMBINED WITH UPPER-LEVEL SMOKE. THIS WILL RESULT IN MOST AREAS  
REACHING THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S, WITH UPPER 90S LIMITED TO THE  
OZARK FOOTHILLS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. GIVEN FORECAST DEW POINTS  
IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 70S, HOWEVER, THE ENTIRE AREA SHOULD HAVE  
NO ISSUES REACHING HEAT ADVISORY CRITERIA APPARENT TEMPERATURES.  
THE REST OF THE FORECAST IS ON TRACK.  
 

 
   
SHORT TERM
 
(TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)  
ISSUED AT 240 AM CDT THU JUL 29 2021  
 
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD TIGHT OVER THE AREA  
TODAY RESULTING IN A PERSISTENCE FORECAST AS FAR AS WEATHER IS  
CONCERNED. HOWEVER, A STRONG UPPER LEVEL HIGH IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS  
WILL BUILD EAST INTO OUR REGION TODAY, WHICH WILL HELP BOOST OUR  
TEMPERATURES AT LEAST MIDDLE 90S AREA WIDE WITH SOME LOCATIONS  
REACHING INTO THE UPPER 90S. THIS LEVEL OF HEAT COMBINED WITH THE  
LOWER TO MID 70 DEW POINTS FORECAST ACROSS THE AREA, WILL YIELD HEAT  
INDEX VALUES INTO THE 105 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE. THEREFORE, SEE NO  
REASON TO CHANGE THE ONGOING HEAT ADVISORY ACROSS THE AREA TODAY.  
CIRRUS SHIELD FROM ONGOING STORMS TO OUR NORTH WILL SPILL INTO THE  
AREA THIS MORNING, BUT LIKELY DISSIPATE BY AFTERNOON, GIVING US  
TIME TO HEAT UP AND REACH OUR FORECAST HIGH TEMPERATURES.  
 
MEANWHILE, A COLD FRONT WILL BE MAKING ITS WAY SLOWLY SOUTHWARD  
TOWARD THE AREA DURING THE DAY AND COULD MAKE IT INTO OUR FAR  
NORTHERN AREAS BY AROUND 00Z FRIDAY. THEREFORE, WE WILL HAVE TO BE  
CONCERNED WITH POSSIBLE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THAT MAY FORM IN THE  
I-64 CORRIDOR LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.  
THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, THE BEST CHANCES WILL BE LOCATED OVER  
SOUTHERN IL, SOUTHWEST IN AND PARTS OF NORTHERN KY. GIVEN THE AMOUNT  
OF INSTABILITY THAT WILL DEVELOP, ALONG WITH DECENT SHEAR, THE  
THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL EXIST ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF  
OUR REGION AND THIS IS COVERED IN SPCS LATEST OUTLOOK.  
 
OVERNIGHT TONIGHT, THE FRONT WEAKENS BUT THERE WILL STILL BE A SMALL  
CHANCE FOR CONTINUED CONVECTION. THE MAIN QUESTION WILL BE HOW FAR  
SOUTH TO TAKE POPS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY, AS THE MAIN AXIS OF POSSIBLE  
CONVECTION CONTINUES TO WAVER RUN TO RUN WITH THE LATEST GUIDANCE.  
AT THIS JUNCTURE, WILL KEEP THE STORM CHANCES ALONG AND NORTH OF A  
CAPE GIRARDEAU TO PADUCAH TO HOPKINSVILLE LINE, KNOWING THAT  
ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE NEEDED WITH FUTURE SHIFTS.  
 
AS WE HEAD INTO FRIDAY, REMNANT MOISTURE, THE LINGERING SURFACE  
BOUNDARY AND ACTIVE NORTHWEST FLOW OVERHEAD WILL WARRANT THE  
CONTINUANCE OF SMALL POPS, ESPECIALLY ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MO,  
SOUTHERN IL AND WEST KY. THERE WILL BE A DECENT TEMPERATURE AND DEW  
POINT GRADIENT FROM NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ACROSS THE REGION, WITH  
PARTS OF SOUTHERN IL AND SOUTHWEST IN SEEING SOME RELIEF FROM THE  
OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY, AS HIGHS DROP DOWN INTO THE MID 80S  
WITH LESS HUMID CONDITIONS. FARTHER SOUTH AND WEST ACROSS SOUTHEAST  
MO AND FAR WEST KY, HIGHS WILL REMAIN IN THE LOW 90S WITH HUMID  
CONDITIONS CONTINUING.  
 
THE NEXT ITEM OF CONCERN IN THE SHORT TERM IS ANOTHER GOOD CHANCE OF  
WIDESPREAD CONVECTION ARRIVING LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY, IN  
ASSOCIATION WITH AN ACTIVE NORTHWEST FLOW PATTERN SETTING UP. WHILE  
WE MAY HAVE ISOLATED CONVECTION TO DEAL WITH FRIDAY NIGHT, THE MAIN  
SURGE OF WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND STORMS APPEARS TO ARRIVE SATURDAY  
INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. LATEST NBM HAS LIKELY POPS SATURDAY EVENING AND  
OVERNIGHT, BUT WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO SEE POPS RAISED ON SATURDAY  
DURING THE DAY SOMETIME AS WELL, AS TIMING IS WORKED OUT BETTER.  
THERE WILL LIKELY BE A WIDE RANGE OF TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE CWA ON  
SATURDAY AS WELL, WITH HIGHS NEAR 80 IN THE FAR NORTHEAST TO LOW 90S  
IN OUR FAR WEST.  
   
LONG TERM
 
(SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)  
ISSUED AT 240 AM CDT THU JUL 29 2021  
 
THE ONLY REAL CONCERN IN THE LONG TERM PERIOD IS THE LINGERING  
POTENTIAL FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON SUNDAY. FORECAST  
CONFIDENCE IS HIGHER THAN AVERAGE WITH GOOD SYNOPTIC SCALE MODEL  
AGREEMENT.  
 
A TRANSITION TO A COOLER AND LESS HUMID REGIME WILL BE UNDERWAY ON  
SUNDAY AS A SECONDARY COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTH. AT THIS  
TIME, FORECAST MODELS KEEP THE BETTER RAIN CHANCES SOUTH OF THE  
REGION, ESPECIALLY BY AFTERNOON. THAT SAID, SOME LINGERING ACTIVITY  
MAY BE ONGOING IN THE MORNING, ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF  
OF THE AREA.  
 
THE REMAINDER OF THE EXTENDED PERIOD WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY COOLER  
CYCLONIC/NORTHERLY FLOW IN BETWEEN AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OUT WEST AND  
AN UPPER LOW/TROUGH IN THE EAST. THAT WILL YIELD UNSEASONABLY COOL  
TEMPERATURES FOR EARLY AUGUST, WITH READINGS SOME 5 TO AS MUCH AS 10  
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THROUGH THE PERIOD, HIGHS SHOULD RANGE FROM  
THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 80S WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 60S.  
 
THE MORE PLEASANT CONDITIONS SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEK  
AS DEEP NORTHERLY FLOW CONTINUES. SOME MODERATION IN TEMPERATURES IS  
POSSIBLE BY THURSDAY AS LOW LEVEL FLOW BEGINS TO TURN MORE SOUTHERLY.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
ISSUED AT 1223 PM CDT THU JUL 29 2021  
 
AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL INITIATE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE PREDAWN HOURS  
FRIDAY MORNING. HOWEVER, CONFIDENCE REGARDING PLACEMENT AND  
COVERAGE IS LOW, SO OPTED AT THIS TIME TO INCLUDE PERIODS OF VCTS  
FROM 03-09Z FRIDAY AT MVN, OWB, AND EVV. CONFIDENCE IS EVEN LOWER  
FURTHER SOUTH, SO ONLY INCLUDED A PERIOD OF VCSH FROM 09-15Z  
FRIDAY AT CGI AND PAH. MID- TO HIGH-LEVEL COVERAGE AND STEADIER  
WINDS SHOULD PRECLUDE FOG DEVELOPMENT OVERNIGHT. LIGHT WESTERLY  
WINDS AROUND 5-10 KTS WILL BECOME N-NE FRIDAY MORNING WITH THE  
PASSAGED OF THE COLD FRONT.  
 

 
   
PAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
IL...HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR ILZ075>078-080>094.  
 
MO...HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR MOZ076-086-087-100-  
107>112-114.  
 
IN...HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR INZ081-082-085>088.  
 
KY...HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR KYZ001>022.  
 

 
 

 
 
UPDATE...DWS  
AVIATION...DWS  
 
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