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.
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 National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our region, effective today at noon and running until 6 am tomorrow morning. A storm system moving east out of the central plains will spread snow and possibly freezing rain across the Four Rivers. Although snow and ice accumulations are not expected to be significant, there could be enough to affect travel across the area. Whatever accumulation the region receives, forecasters say it won’t hang around long. Highs tomorrow are expected to rise into the low 40s.