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NWS Paducah Reports Record Highs Today

National Weather Service Paducah, via Twitter

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. 

A heat advisory is in effect regionwide until 7 this evening. Index between 105 to 110 are expected. Take precaution to stay out of dangerous levels of heat, wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol is warning via Twitter that heat indexes are over 100 degrees and advises drivers to not leave children unattended in their car. TN drivers can call *THP (*847) for highway assistance.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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