Severe Weather Expected Wednesday Afternoon

Oct 16, 2012

Severe storms are headed for the region tomorrow afternoon and evening. McCracken County Emergency Management Meteorologist Beau Dodson says thunderstorms containing damaging winds will sweep across the area.

“Commonplace will be 30, 40, 50 mile an hour wind gusts, even outside of areas of thunderstorms tomorrow because of the deep areas of low pressure. We’ll probably have gusty winds right on into Thursday afternoon, but then the highest wind potential as far as damaging winds will be right along and ahead of the squall line and perhaps behind it as well," said Dodson.

Dodson says the storms bring less than an inch of rain, and a potential for tornadoes and hail. He says if current conditions remain constant western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee should see severe weather in the late afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms also may pop up earlier in the day.