Easter Severe Weather Update: Slight, Enhanced Risks for Tristate
The National Weather Service is preparing the tristate for a potentially stormy and wet Easter Sunday night. Portions of the WBKR listening area are under a Slight Risk of severe weather. Other potions of the listening area (primarily south of the Ohio River) are under an Enhanced Risk.
The Slight Risk covers Owensboro, Evansville and immediate surrounding areas. However, as you can see, the Enhanced Risk of severe weather, has moved a little further north than it was 24 hours ago.
Here's a look at the most updated Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service office in Paducah:
There is a threat for severe thunderstorms this evening. Damaging winds, torrential rainfall, and lightning will be the primary hazards. A couple brief tornadoes are also possible, mainly in western Kentucky. Heavy rainfall amounts may cause localized flooding issues this afternoon and evening. The highest risk of flooding is in western Kentucky, where amounts may exceed 1.5 inches. Strong non-thunderstorm winds will occur tonight (and through Monday morning) as the system departs. Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph are likely. Refer to the Wind Advisory product for details.
Of course, if severe weather breaks out here in the tristate, WBKR will keep you up-to-date with help from the NWS and our friends at Eyewitness News. If Wayne Hart and the team switch to wall-to-wall severe weather coverage, we'll carry that on 92.5 WBKR as well.
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