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Over the past ten years, nearly 300 people are killed by lightning and ten times that amount are injured according to officials with the Division of Emergency Management. It is lightning safety awareness week, and this weather phenomenon can even injure you whether indoors or outdoors.

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National Weather Service Paducah is holding a public town hall meeting tonight to discuss the tornado that struck Mayfield earlier this month. 

The meeting includes a presentation on tornado safety followed by a panel discussion with meteorologists and emergency management staff. 

NOAA Paducah,

8:26: In second tornado near Trigg/Christian County line, Ky State Police troopers report structural damage to barns near KY 126 north of KY 129, no homes damaged.  

7:53: A tornado warning issued for Hopkinsville until 8:15  

National Weather Service Paducah,

A freeze warning is in effect for the Four Rivers Region tonight. Temperatures drop down to the upper 20s to low 30s. 

National Weather Service Paducah

Afternoon Update

The WKMS listening area is under a tornado watch until 7 this evening. Showers and thunderstorms are beginning to pick up across our region. Showers and thunderstorms continue until midnight, some storms could be severe with potentially damaging winds between 10 to 20 miles per hour, gusting as high as 38. 

More Winter Weather Expected Thursday Night

Jan 19, 2016
National Weather Service Paducah,

UPDATE WEDNESDAY NOON:   Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says road crews were only able to pre-treat 1/3 of roadways last night, focusing efforts on state highways, interstates and parkways. There's still plenty of slick driving to be found

The National Weather Service in Paducah says there's another round of winter weather coming Thursday night and Friday. 


Heavy rain is expected to impact parts of western Kentucky and southern Illinois over the next two days with some areas under a flash flood warning.   

National Weather Service forecasters in Paducah say a large scale storm system will enter our region tonight, bringing around 3 inches of rain with some areas seeing 4 to 5 inches.  

UPDATE: According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, a cold front is expected to move from southeast Missouri  and hit our region Wednesday evening. It'll bring showers and thunderstorms, along with potential damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

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The National Weather Service is warning of high heat and a moderate risk of severe storms and flooding for portions of the region over the next couple of days.

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According to the Paducah National Weather Service, this month is the 7th wettest July on record, for as far back as the records go: in 1937. ...And we're only 9 days in.