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(Update) NWS: Severe Weather Memorial Day Weekend

NOAA Paducah,

Update Saturday:

Most of the Four Rivers Region is under a moderate risk for severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service in Paducah is forecasting at least two rounds of storms.

Afternoon activity is scattered with large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado possible. 

Storms Saturday night will bring significant severe potential with damaging winds as the primary concern. Large hail and an isolated tornado are also possible. Storms could produce winds in excess of 80 miles per hour. Storms may move out of the region by midnight.

Sunday also has a threat for severe weather, particularly in the afternoon and early evening. 

Original Friday Story:

The National Weather Service in Paducah is warning of a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms on Saturday.

NWS lead forecaster Kevin Smith says there is a chance for a few general thunderstorms and lightning Friday. Storms mid-afternoon and evening Saturday could bring very large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

Another round of significant severe weather could arrive early Sunday morning with damaging winds and large hail as the primary threat. Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding. Sunshine is expected to return on Memorial Day.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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