Severe Weather Potential for Tuesday

Apr 2, 2018

There is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms across much of the region Tuesday.

During a Facebook live session, National Weather Service meteorologist Pat Spoden in Paducah says the main threat will be damaging winds.

"It'll be a line of storms. (We) can't rule out a tornado. We don't think hail is going to be a big threat. The main threat is going to be strong winds. It's going to be a windy day anyway."
A wind advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

Spoden says the severe weather is expected to reach the region in the mid to late afternoon hours.
"We're looking at probably 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon to the west. As we get over Paducah, Mt. Vernon and Evansville probably 5-6 o'clock or so and probably 8 or 9 o'clock before it exits our area."