The best times to visit Paducah for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 3rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Paducah Travel Info

Weather in Paducah


Average temperatures in Paducah vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Paducah, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.4°F (19.7°C) at night.

Paducah Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Paducah Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Paducah Perceived Temperature (F)


Paducah Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Paducah Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 46.4 34.5 24.6
Feb 48.4 36.6 26.5
Mar 62.6 49.6 37.8
Apr 72.9 59.4 46.2
May 80.9 68.7 56.4
Jun 89.3 77.4 65.6
Jul 90.6 78.5 67.2
Aug 91.2 77.8 65.4
Sep 85.1 70.9 58.7
Oct 73.4 59 46.5
Nov 60.8 47.6 35.8
Dec 50.4 39.9 30.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8 1.4 -4.1
Feb 9.1 2.6 -3.1
Mar 17 9.8 3.2
Apr 22.7 15.2 7.9
May 27.2 20.4 13.6
Jun 31.8 25.2 18.7
Jul 32.6 25.8 19.6
Aug 32.9 25.4 18.6
Sep 29.5 21.6 14.8
Oct 23 15 8.1
Nov 16 8.7 2.1
Dec 10.2 4.4 -1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Paducah are September, August, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.

When can you find snow in Paducah? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Paducah is often around around February 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Paducah.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Paducah (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 2 4
Feb 19% 4.5 3.6
Mar 25% 4.2 5.3
Apr 26% 0 6.5
May 26% 0 4.7
Jun 22% 0 4.5
Jul 19% 0 4.7
Aug 16% 0 3.2
Sep 14% 0 3.2
Oct 21% 0 4.1
Nov 22% 1.7 4.4
Dec 27% 2.4 5.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 5.1 10.2
Feb 19 11.4 9.1
Mar 25 10.7 13.5
Apr 26 0 16.5
May 26 0 11.9
Jun 22 0 11.4
Jul 19 0 11.9
Aug 16 0 8.1
Sep 14 0 8.1
Oct 21 0 10.4
Nov 22 4.3 11.2
Dec 27 6.1 14.2


Humidity and Wind

Paducah has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (64.1%).

Wind in Paducah is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.2 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Paducah.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Mar 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Apr 6.7 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 10 Gentle breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Oct 5.1 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Nov 5.6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Dec 6.3 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 56.9%
Feb 55.2%
Mar 53.7%
Apr 51.9%
May 58.9%
Jun 59.9%
Jul 63.7%
Aug 61.1%
Sep 60.8%
Oct 57.1%
Nov 55.4%
Dec 64.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Paducah?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Paducah, KY, US is July, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Paducah in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.2 in January means 50.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Paducah Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 52.6°F (11.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Paducah, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 54.4°F (12.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Paducah to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.6°F (11.4°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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