Monday, August 8, 2011

Lower temperatures, rain expected this week

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Temperatures should retreat from the upper nineties this week, and humidity levels should fall to seasonal norms. Most days will see high temperatures in the upper 80s or low 90s.

David Humphrey is lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah. He says there is a chance for some rain all week.

“You’re going to have your normal summertime shower and thunderstorm chance. Often times it’s going to be afternoon and evening. Probably heavy rain is going to be your more typical storm, but we can’t rule out an isolated severe storm that would include damaging winds or large hail,” Humphrey said.

Lower heat and humidity are effected by increased upper air flow and a decrease in pressure. Humphrey would not rule out another round of extreme heat before the end of summer.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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