A flash flood warning remains in effect for much of the WKMS listening area through 3:45 this afternoon. A tornado watch is in effect for portions of northwest Tennessee through 5:30 this evening. In Illinois, just north of our broadcast area, Saline County experienced severe damage. Officials confirm six people were killed in the storms. In Kentucky, authorities say power lines are down in Ballard County with no reports of injuries. McCracken County officials say a mobile home was destroyed near Ogden Landing road. Five people inside were injured, one seriously.
Storm damage this morning has been mostly contained to Ballard and Hopkins Counties in Western Kentucky. Numerous buildings were damaged or destroyed as high winds and an unconfirmed tornado made its way through Kevil during the six o’clock hour. Ballard County Emergency Management Director Anita Bugg says there were no injuries or fatalities, however damage is extensive.
National Weather Service meteorologists say our region could see some severe weather tonight through tomorrow morning. A warm front will move north through the area this evening bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms overnight. Forecasters say this means a few severe storms are possible tonight, with the main threats being damaging winds and large hail. A cold second front will follow the warm one east out of southeast Missouri around sunrise tomorrow. We could see high winds, large hail, and even tornados tomorrow morning. Locally heavy rainfall of one to two inches is possible
The dreary February weather hasn’t stopped the fish from biting. Hear more with the FLW Fishing Report...
Scott Ellison here, with the FLW weekly fishing report. Anybody seen the sun lately? It seems that the only time it came out in February was on groundhog day. The groundhog saw its shadow, and here we are with six more weeks of winter weather. It’s no so cold, but it’s definitely been cloudy and windy.