NWS Expecting Severe Weather Monday Night
The National Weather Service is calling for severe thunderstorms Monday evening in western Kentucky and southern Illinois.
NWS Paducah Lead Forecaster Dan Spaeth said the storms could begin anywhere from 4 p.m. CST Monday through Tuesday morning. He said western Kentucky could see flash flooding, and area residents should prepare for strong winds in addition to the heavy rainfall.
“I wouldn’t park my car under a tree. Mainly just pull in what you can and tie down what you can’t. Certainly want to stay away from trailers and that type of thing if you have any concern, try and find some place else to spend the night,” Spaeth said.
Forecasters predict the weather event will begin in southeast Missouri and move east across the region. More severe weather is expected later in the week and over the weekend.