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The National Weather Service in Paducah continues to forecast a very stormy Sunday afternoon and evening.  Much of the tri-state remains in under a MODERATE RISK for severe weather today, while areas north of Interstate 64 (where Tornado Watches have already been issued) are under a HIGH risk for dangerous storms, which could include long-track tornadoes.  Here’s the latest forecast . . .

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS…SOUTHWEST INDIANA…WESTERN KENTUCKY…AND SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI.

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

A HIGH RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXISTS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64…FROM
AROUND MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS…EASTWARD THROUGH PRINCETON AND
WINSLOW INDIANA. A MODERATE RISK IS FORECAST FOR MOST OF THE
REMAINDER OF THE AREA…MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI
RIVER. A SLIGHT RISK IS FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.

DISCRETE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT BEGINNING BY MIDDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI. THESE STORMS WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE RAPIDLY TO THE EAST OR NORTHEAST. BEHIND THESE STORMS…A LINE OF SEVERE STORMS ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP SOUTHWARD ALONG AN ADVANCING COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

ANY STORMS THAT FORM THIS AFTERNOON WILL POSE A RISK OF DAMAGING
WINDS…LARGE HAIL…AND TORNADOES. THIS IS A RARE ENVIRONMENT
SUPPORTIVE OF A HIGH END SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. LARGE…LONG LIVED
AND LONG TRACK TORNADOES ARE A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY LATER TODAY!

OUTSIDE OF THUNDERSTORMS…STRONG SOUTH WINDS WILL STILL GUST
OVER 40 MPH AT TIMES TODAY. A WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT
UNTIL 5 PM.

Here at WBKR, we’ll continue to monitor the situation and will bring you complete simulcast coverage with Eyewitness News and Weather when conditions worsen.



	    
    

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