National Weather Service

4:45 PM Update  

Storm cells are moving toward the WKMS listening area from Southeast Missouri. A tornado watch remains in effect until 11:00 p.m. The next round of severe weather could enter the western-most counties of our region around 7:00 p.m.

Original Report:

The National Weather Service is warning of two primary thrusts of severe weather in our region. The Storm Prediction center reports an enhanced risk of severe weather which means there’s a risk of damaging winds, significant tornadoes and flash flooding. 

Mark Humphrey / AP

Monday’s severe storms in the region arrived at the start of Kentucky’s Severe Weather Awareness Week from the National Weather Service, recognized March 1-7.


Paducah city officials say they are closely watching forecasts issued by the National Weather Service regarding flooding around the Ohio River.

NWS Paducah

The National Weather Service in Paducah says a flood warning has been issued Monday afternoon for west Kentucky and Pulaski, Pope, Hardin and Massac counties in southern Illinois. 

NWS Paducah

The National Weather Service in Paducah issued a flood watch Thursday for west Kentucky and southern Illinois as heavy rain continues to move through the area.

Paducah's National Weather Service Website

The National Weather Service in Paducah said people should prepare for frigid temperatures this week as a massive cold front moves through the region.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southern Illinois and parts of west Kentucky. Lead Forecaster Greg Meffert says precipitation should will reach most of west Kentucky by 6:00 p.m. Friday. Meffert says precipitation from the storm is a mixed bag as it moves into Kentucky.

“That could be anything. It could be rain, freezing rain- temperatures are going to be very, very close to freezing. There could even be some sleet or snow mixed in, Meffert said.”


  The National Weather Service in Paducah is encouraging volunteers to join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or ‘CoCoRaHS'.

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A Bowling Green Meteorology hub is recording data every three seconds during the total solar eclipse at stations across the commonwealth.

National Weather Service Paducah

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting heavy rain for west Kentucky today and tomorrow. Thunderstorms are possible with increasing rain chances later today and tonight.