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National Weather Service Warns of Severe Weather Threat Tonight

Anytime it’s 70 degrees one day in January and snow is scheduled for the following day, you know that can’t be good.  That’s not typically how Mother Nature rolls and you know that the hours sandwiched in between the warm front and the cold front could spell trouble.  And the National Weather Service says we could be in some trouble overnight.  Here’s the latest special weather statement issued by the NWS office in Paducah.

(Image from National Weather Service)

…SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK POSSIBLE TONIGHT…

THE POTENTIAL FOR AN OUTBREAK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS
INCREASING ACROSS OUR REGION TONIGHT. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR
ISOLATED STRONG TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS. THE STORM
PREDICTION CENTER HAS INCLUDED ALL OF WESTERN KENTUCKY…SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI…SOUTHERN ILLINOIS…AND MOST OF SOUTHWEST INDIANA IN A
MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

THE TIME FRAME FOR THE GREATEST THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL IS FROM 6
PM TO MIDNIGHT ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS.
ACROSS SOUTHWEST INDIANA…WESTERN KENTUCKY…AND SOUTHEAST
ILLINOIS…THE POTENTIAL IS GREATEST FROM 9 PM TO 4 AM.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EAST ACROSS OUR REGION LATE TONIGHT INTO
THE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING HOURS. IN ADVANCE OF THE
FRONT…GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL BRING WARM AND HUMID AIR INTO THE
AREA. THE CLASH OF THESE TWO AIR MASSES WILL RESULT IN SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE…WHICH COULD PRODUCE
SOME MINOR FLOODING PROBLEMS IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
LATEST INDICATIONS ARE THAT 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE LIKELY… WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT…GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BRING
MUCH COLDER AIR FOR LATE IN THE WEEK. HIGHS WILL BE MAINLY IN THE
LOWER 30S ON FRIDAY…WITH LOWS IN THE TEENS AND 20S.

STAY TUNED FOR LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS ON THIS POTENTIALLY
DANGEROUS SITUATION.

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