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45MPH Winds, Tornado Watches Expected Today
By NWS
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued  a wind advisory for Thursday, as well as a Hazardous Weather Outlook that includes the likelihood of severe thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes:


421 AM  THU APR 18

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT FRIDAY.

A FAST MOVING AND FAST DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM WILL USHER IN STRONG WINDS LATE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.

WINDS WILL SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA. SOUTH WINDS WILL REACH AVERAGE SPEEDS NEAR 30 MPH . OCCASIONAL GUSTS COULD REACH 45 MPH.

THESE STRONG WINDS WILL OCCUR OUTSIDE OF EXPECTED SEVERE WEATHER. IF TRAVELING...BE PREPARED FOR STRONG WINDS ACROSS AREA ROADWAYS... ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE IN A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. AREA LAKES WILL EXPERIENCE HIGH WAVES... ESPECIALLY  KENTUCKY LAKE AND BARKLEY LAKE.

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 30 MPH OR GREATER FOR LONGER THAN ONE HOUR... OR WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 45 MPH FOR ANY DURATION.


437 AM  THU APR 18

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

A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS... INCLUDING THE THREAT OF DAMAGING WINDS... LARGE HAIL... AND TORNADOES..IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE REGION TODAY INTO THIS EVENING. THE TIME FRAME LOOKS TO BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TORNADO WATCHES ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED. HEAVY RAINS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL LIKEWISE OCCUR AS THIS SYSTEM MAKES PASSAGE.

STRONG WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AND THIS EVENING... EVEN OUTSIDE OF THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

AFTER THIS WEATHER SYSTEM PASSES THURSDAY NIGHT...MUCH COOLER AIR WILL INFILTRATE THE REGION FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO THE POTENTIAL FOR FROST FORMATION LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AS LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S ARE FORECAST WITH CLEARING SKIES AND DIMINISHING WINDS.



On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage


Published 06:37 AM, Thursday Apr. 18, 2013
Updated 11:38 AM, Thursday Apr. 18, 2013

Weather

Paducah, KY and Surrounding Area:

Today:

H: 93° L: 66°
Mostly Sunny
Currently:

79°
Clear


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