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NWS Paducah: Severe Storms, Gusty Wind Possible Until Midnight

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah is warning residents of west Kentucky, southern Illinois and southwest Indiana to expect powerful wind gusts and severe thunderstorms throughout the rest of Saturday.

NWS Paducah Meteorologist Derrick Snyder said storms are expected to materialize throughout the afternoon, beginning in the Perryville, Missouri area and then spreading throughout the region.

“The entire area is under a slight to enhanced risk for severe weather,” Snyder said. 

Snyder said the storms could include tornadoes for some parts of the region, particularly in southern Illinois and southwest Indiana. He said the risk is still possible in Kentucky from Paducah to Fort Campbell; the quick, spin-out variety of tornadoes is expected if they do appear. 

The storms will push into Paducah from 5-7 p.m. before making their way to Hopkinsville from 7-9 p.m. The storms, which will include heavy rain and large hail, should leave the region between 10 p.m. and midnight. 

The next two days are projected to be clear, with precipitation returning Tuesday.


Dalton York is a Morning Edition host and reporter for WKYU in Bowling Green. He is a graduate of Murray State University, where he majored in History with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. While attending Murray State, he worked as a student reporter at WKMS. A native of Marshall County, he is a proud product of his tight-knit community.
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