Nearly all of our region is now under a MODERATE to HIGH Risk today.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 7 tonight for all Kentucky counties west of Daviess, McLean, and Muhlenberg. The watch area also includes Alexander, Massac, Pope, Johnson, and Pulaski counties in southernmost Illinois as well as Henry, Obion, Dyer, Lake, and Weakley counties in northwest Tennessee.
The watch is the result of a strong storm system rapidly moving east through our region out of the plains states. This system will also bring high winds gusting up to 40 miles an hour and a chance of large hail.
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in the area. Be ready to move to a safe place if threatening weather approaches. Again we have a tornado watch in effect for our region until 7 tonight. We'll keep you updated as the situation develops.
See details on the National Weather Service Paducah site.