Severe Weather Threat for Southern Portion of Tri-State [MAP]
The National Weather Service has the southern portion of the WBKR listening area under a Level 2 Slight Risk for severe weather.
There is currently a severe thunderstorm watch for the following Kentucky counties:
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 158 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS KYC007-033-035-039-047-055-075-083-105-107-139-143-145-157-177- 219-221-032300- /O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0158.200503T1645Z-200503T2300Z/ KY . KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BALLARD CALDWELL CALLOWAY CARLISLE CHRISTIAN CRITTENDEN FULTON GRAVES HICKMAN HOPKINS LIVINGSTON LYON MARSHALL MCCRACKEN MUHLENBERG TODD TRIGG
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has put counties along the Ohio River in Kentucky and Indiana under a Level 1 Marginal Risk for severe weather this afternoon.
Here's what the NWS Paducah office is expecting with this severe weather threat:
A line strong to severe storms with the potential to produce damaging winds and large hail will move across southern portions of southeast Missouri, far southern Illinois, and southern portions of western Kentucky this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning can also be expected with any thunderstorms today.