Paducah, KY – High winds are expected to continue in much of the region today. National Weather Service officials are most concerned that the high winds combined with saturated grounds could uproot or displace trees and power poles weakened from January's ice storm. Science and Operations officer Pat Spodin says residents can expect strong winds between 20 and 40 miles per hour this afternoon, with gusts likely over 50 miles per hour.
"If you looked at the entire from like Ripley county over to Hopkinsville, the time frame between 9 am and 3 pm. Not everyone's going to see strong for 6 hours, but that's how long the event is expected to last over the region."
A high wind warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. this evening, however Spodin says the high winds will move from the area completely by 6 o'clock tonight.