That didn't take long. The calendar turned to March over the weekend and here on day two, we are under a marginal to slight severe weather risk.

Here's what the National Weather Service is saying about the risk, which covers a very large area:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated to locally scattered thunderstorms are forecast today and
tonight over the outlook area.

A few storms early this morning may produce very localized
flooding of low lying and poorly drained areas in southern
sections of southeast Missouri. The threat of heavier rainfall
will shift to parts of the Purchase area and southern sections of
the Pennyrile region of west Kentucky late this afternoon and

A few storms may become strong to severe over the Purchase Area and
southern half of the Pennyrile region of west Kentucky late this
afternoon and this evening. Large Hail will be the primary hazard.
Secondary hazards will be isolated strong wind gusts, as well as
frequent lightning.

The Storm Prediction Center has a Slight Risk of Severe
Thunderstorms today and tonight, along and south of a line from
Fulton and Murray to near Fort Campbell Kentucky. Surrounding this
Slight Risk area is a Marginal Risk for Severe Thunderstorms,
stretching along and south of a line from Poplar Bluff Missouri,
onward to Paducah and Greenville Kentucky.

We've all been looking forward to signs of spring, but this reliable one is never the one we want.

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