Environment
11:43 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend

National Weather Service officials say remnants of former Hurricane Isaac will bring gusty winds and rain to the region this weekend. Forecaster David Humprhey says heavy rain will be the biggest effect of the storms, with 2-3 inches expected between now and Sunday. But high winds are also a concern. Humphrey says NWS has issued a lake wind advisory today through Sunday.

“We do expect winds to be sustained at 15 miles an hour or greater for a lot of this time period, which is through the holiday weekend," said Humphrey. "And then some gusts could be 25 miles an hour or greater, of course over the waters less frictional effect, you could get some choppy wave conditions.”

Humphrey says there is also a slight chance of isolated tornados today and tonight. He says the worst of the storms will skirt the western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee region. WKMS will provide regular updates on air and online as forecasters track the storm.