Moderate Risk of Severe Weather on Sunday
It doesn't appear that Sunday is going to be a day for rest in the tri-state. A major cold front is bringing a significant chance for severe storms. In fact, the National Weather Service in Paducah says there is a moderate risk of severe weather tomorrow and we have the latest details on the forecast for you here at WBKR.com and our plan for severe weather coverage with Eyewitness News.
Eyewitness News anchor Kara Kirtley and I are Facebook friends and tonight she posted that Ron Rhodes, Wayne Hart and other members of the Eyewitness News and Weather crew are reporting for duty tomorrow. The severe weather threat is real and, according to Ron Rhodes, the potential exists for some very "dangerous storms." As you know, Eyewitness News is WBKR's weather partner and we will be simulcasting their coverage if weather does indeed become hazardous. As Kara suggests, "Please be careful and aware tomorrow." We will do our very best to make sure that you are informed here on The Country Station.
Here's the most recent official forecast from The National Weather Service:
THUNDERSTORMS ENTER THE FORECAST TONIGHT. THE BEST CHANCE OF
ENCOUNTERING A STRONG STORM WILL BE IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AFTER
MIDNIGHT. MOST NIGHT-TIME STORMS WILL BE ELEVATED...SO HAIL IS A
POSSIBILITY. INCREASING WINDS ALOFT MAY HELP SPAWN A PARTICULARLY
STRONGER STORM TO BECOME SEVERE...IN WHICH CASE DAMAGING WINDS OR EVEN A TORNADO IS POSSIBLE. THIS THREAT WOULD BE ISOLATED TONIGHT AND AGAIN...MAINLY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE STORMS SUNDAY ALONG THE LOWER OHIO RIVER VALLEY...ESPECIALLY FOR SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND NORTHWEST KENTUCKY. A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS EXISTS THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE QUAD STATE. THIS THREAT INCLUDES A HEIGHTENED RISK OF TORNADIC STORMS...SHOULD SEVERE WEATHER OCCUR. DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE. HEAVY RAIN MAY ALSO OCCUR...BUT THE FAST MOVING NATURE OF THE STORMS SHOULD PRECLUDE WIDESPREAD FLOODING FROM OCCURRING.
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT SUNDAY FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM. REFER TO
THE ADVISORY FOR DETAILS.