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5:24 p.m.: The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging drivers to use extreme caution. The KYTC reports water over  the road in several locations across the region and down trees on KY 94 west of Murray near the Graves County line and east of Murray near the KY 80 intersection. 

5:16 p.m.: Calloway, Trigg counties in Kentucky and Stewart County, Tennessee are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:54.

5:06 p.m.: Caldwell, Christian, Hopkins, and Muhlenberg counties in Kentucky are under a severe thunderstorm warning through 5:45 p.m.

4:53 p.m.: A tornado warning is in effect for northwestern Henry, northeastern Gibson, and Weakley counties in Tennessee through 5:30. 

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.

NWS Forecast Office Paducah, KY

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.

Storm Prediction Center

Updated 6:50 p.m.  

Widespread and severe weather possible this evening. Strong winds, large hail, torrential rain and isolated tornadoes are possible as the line of strong storms moves across the region. 

Tornado watch in effect until midnight for: Christian, Daviess, Massac, McLean, Montgomery, Muhlenberg, Pope, Todd

Update 4:09 p.m. - Severe Weather Warnings and Watches

The severe thunderstorm warning for previously listed counties has been lifted. The tornado watch remains in effect. 

Summer Storm Causes Damage in Calloway County

Jun 8, 2014

Severe weather in Calloway County over the weekend caused some minor damage and power outages.

Update 6:00 pm:

Main power restored to Murray State campus. We were off the air briefly this afternoon due to storms and on a backup generator shortly thereafter.

Our live broadcast tonight from the Pennington Folk Festival featuring Rhonda Vincent and the Rage is still scheduled to broadcast at 8 pm.

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Jun 5, 2014
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Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night. 

Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 


A local meteorologist says while the region has had a relatively mild spring, the coming summer months could bring severe weather, especially lightning. 

From Murray State University: TVA has notified Murray State University officials that there is a moderate risk of a power outage on MSU’s main campus in Murray.

John Paul Henry


UPDATE: The Illinois State Police held a press conference at 10:30 this morning. The National Weather Service's Rick Shanklin addressed the press saying three crews are surveying damage in southern Illinois to get an estimate on the strength of some of the tornadoes that struck the community.