Monday, March 31, 2014

New Tornado Watch until 4 AM

We have a new Tornado Watch until 4AM for all of Western KY and NW Tennessee, along with SE Missouri, including the Bootheel and extreme S Illinois.  We have 2 lines of storms we're watching. One moving in right now, and another squall line further to the west.

Threats include high winds, large hail and possible tornadoes. In fact, we've already had several tornado WARININGS with these storms.  Stay abreast of the latest weather information regarding these storms!

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If severe weather approaches, it's best to seek shelter in a storm shelter or basement.  If neither are available, go to the most interior room in your house and cover your head.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chance of Severe Storms Today Through Friday

Still looking at a slight risk for strong to severe storms especially tonight into Friday for portions of the region.  The main threats will be hail and winds. The good news for our region is that the heavier storms are expected to arrive in this area overnight, when the conditions favorable to severe storm development are diminished.

We could also see some rainfall amounts of more than 1.5 inches before the showers and storms move out Friday night, so watch out for that!
Today-Tonight

Friday-Friday Night
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Weekend Forecast!

What a beautiful day Friday! Highs in the low 70s for most of us with plenty of sunshine! Should see a small chance of showers Friday night though, and cooler air moving in on Saturday behind a cold front, dropping our highs about 10 degrees or so, to the upper 50s to near 60.  We'll have another chance for showers Saturday night, followed by cooler air on Sunday again, with highs dropping  to the upper 40s to near 50.
Friday afternoon



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Friday, March 14, 2014

UPDATE: Possible Wintry Mix Today-Tonight



Still not thinking the anticipated wintry mix today into tonight will amount to much, BUT, there could be a few impacts of travel tonight and for the Monday morning commute to be concerned with: namely black ice in the wake of all this precipitation, and cold air moving in.


Snowfall amounts should be minimal and limited to north of the Ohio River.


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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Warming Up But With A "Chance" of Snow

Spring finally arrives this week, with temperatures knocking on the door of the 70s!  There IS a slight chance of a little snow, but don't freak out. There might be a few flakes but no problems!

The warming trend kicks into high gear Monday and Tuesday with temperatures in the 60s and maybe even 70s for Tuesday!
Tuesday afternoon at 4PM
Tuesday night, a system brings us a chance for showers mostly, but as it exits on Wednesday, we could see a few snowflakes. No problems expected for us, though! We'll be right back in the 40s to near 50 for highs on Wednesday.
Wednesday at 1AM in the morning

Wednesday morning at 7AM

Measurable snowfall WELL to our north Wednesday
After that, it's 50s and 60s for high temperatures through the weekend, with lows in the 30s and 40s! YEAH!!!!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Bitter Cold Followed by a Warm Up

We'll start gradually warming up after a very cold night tonight.  Watch out for overnight lows in the single digits tonight.  Tomorrow we could see high temperatures edge up to around the freezing mark (32), and then we'll be near 40 for Wednesday, and in the 50s Friday through the weekend.

We could have a chance of some rain or snow on Wednesday night into Thursday, but even if it does, it shouldn't be a problem.

Another chance for rain arrives Saturday and Saturday night.

In the meantime, watch out for tonight and please remember to take precautions for our pets!
6AM Temperatures Tuesday morning between 0 and 10 degrees

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Snow Totals and Road Conditions with LIVE Cameras

Snow and sleet totals seem to be ranging from not much in Southern Illinois to around 5 inches or so down around the KenTenn.
Courtesy: NWS Paducah

Courtesy: NWS Paducah
Here are some live web cams to give you an idea of road conditions around the Paducah area: (These still shots are constantly updated, so please share on your facebook page so others can check conditions)
I-24 at Alben Barkley Drive (US 62)
I-24 at Old Cairo Road (305)

I-24 at Hinkleville Road (US 60)
I-24 at Mile Marker 9

I-24 at Mile Marker 90, Near TN State Line
I-65 near Bowling Green, KY
I-65 at I-264 near Louisville, KY
At Fulton, KY, we received about 3-4 inches of snow and sleet combined. A lot of it was blowing.

It won't be melting anytime soon!  Temperatures will only top out in the low 20s today, and tonight temperatures will plunge to overnight lows in the single digits!
Temperatures at 6AM Tuesday, between 0 and 10 degrees
The good news is we'll gradually begin warming up after that, with highs in the 40s by Thursday and 50s for Friday and the weekend.