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Fri Jul 20 12:36:55 EDT 2018



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Air Temperature: 78° F
Dew Point: 68° F
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Relative Humidity: 71%
Wind Direction: SE
Bar. Pressure: 29.97F In
Leaf Wetness: Dry
Drying Conditions: Good

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Updated Friday Mid-Day, July 20, 2018

...Severe Weather Expected Today, Heat Advisory West...

According to the latest weather forecasts, an outbreak of severe weather is likely this afternoon and evening across Kentucky. The Storm Prediction Center has a large portion of our area in a "Moderate Risk" (level 4 out of 5 severe risk). Damaging winds, very large hail (> 2+ inches in some instances), and a few tornadoes are possible.

An unseasonably strong storm system will move into the lower Great Lakes through this evening, with a surface cold front trailing from this system also approaching our region by later this evening. The strong storm system will interact with a strongly unstable airmass to develop numerous strong to severe storms. Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes are all possible along with excessive lightning and heavy rainfall. The most widespread period of storms will be from late this afternoon through late evening. The storms should be out of the area midnight. Scattered showers and storms are then possible mainly each afternoon and evening through the weekend, although aren't expected to be as strong as today.

In addition to the potential for severe weather, western sections of the state also have a Heat Advisory in effect. The heat will be the main threat for today with southern portions of the region exceeding triple digit heat index values. Livestock Heat Stress will rise into the Emergency Category in the west and Danger Category for the remainder of the state.

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Fri Jul 20 04:36:35 EDT 2018 Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton- White-Jackson-Williamson-Saline-Gallatin-Union-Johnson-Pope- Hardin-Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh- Warrick-Spencer-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle-Ballard-McCracken-Graves- Livingston-Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell- Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean- Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter- Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid- 336 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight The potential exists for a significant severe weather episode this afternoon and evening. Isolated to scattered supercells with very large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes are expected. With time into the evening, these storms could evolve into a line of thunderstorms, with a significant damaging wind threat. Individual storms will move fairly rapidly to the east southeast, while a line would likely dive very quickly to the southeast or south. A Heat Advisory is in effect this afternoon for portions of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and west Kentucky. Please refer to the Advisory for details. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday Chances of mainly afternoon thunderstorms are forecast each day, mainly over eastern portions of the region. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will be the primary concerns. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotters throughout the area should be prepared for activation this afternoon and evening. Short Term Forecast for the Commonwealth: Western KY ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... .REST OF TODAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Central KY .TODAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Eastern KY .THIS AFTERNOON...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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