Kentucky, Missouri Prepare for Independence Day Thunderstorms


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Paducah, KY – Residents in Kentucky and Missouri should brace for a shift in weather as scattered showers and storms are expected to continue diminishing today, providing a brief respite from the recent heat. However, a return to hot and humid conditions is anticipated by midweek, including potential thunderstorms on Independence Day, Thursday.

According to the US National Weather Service in Paducah, temperatures will see a notable drop today and Monday, offering some relief. Highs today will reach around 87°F, with lows tonight dropping to a comfortable 70°F. Monday will maintain cooler temperatures with highs of 83°F.

Paducah’s forecast indicates a warming trend starting Tuesday, with temperatures rising to 91°F. The heat intensifies Wednesday, peaking at 93°F. Showers and thunderstorms are likely to return by Thursday, with a 50% chance of precipitation. Friday also shows a similar pattern, maintaining a 55% chance of storms and highs of 87°F.

In Cape Girardeau, MO, today’s high will be 76°F under cloudy skies. The temperature will remain moderate Monday with a high of 82°F, and lows at night dropping to 60°F. Tuesday will see a rise to 89°F, followed by a significant increase to 93°F on Wednesday. Independence Day brings a 50% chance of thunderstorms with a high of 87°F. The trend continues Friday, with a 45% chance of rain and highs around 85°F.


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