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Hazardous Weather Outlook-NWS Paducah

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

May 27th, 2017

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast
Missouri.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Latest forecast trends indicate that an intense line of severe
thunderstorms will move into the northwest part of the outlook
area, namely southwest Illinois and Southeast Missouri, between 5
pm and 7pm today. This line of storms will likely produce
widespread wind gusts in excess of 80 mph. The damaging winds
could last up to an hour.

Depending on the intensity and duration of this line of severe
storms, the line could completely move through the outlook area
before midnight.

In addition to the damaging wind potential, isolated severe storms
may develop ahead of this line later today. These storms would
have the potential for large hail, damaging winds, as well as a
tornado.

A moderate risk remains in place for most of the outlook area,
except parts of Southwest Indiana and the Pennyrile region of West
Kentucky, which remain in an enhanced risk of severe
thunderstorms.

At this time, the greatest risk for widespread severe
thunderstorms is later this afternoon and this evening. A few
storms may still be likely over parts of Southeast Missouri and
West Kentucky during the morning hours. Every form of severe
weather is possible, including damaging winds, large hail, and
tornadoes. Heavy rainfall and deadly lightning will also be storm
hazards.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday

A slight risk of severe thunderstorms is forecast Sunday,
especially during the afternoon and early evening. Damaging winds
and hail are the primary severe weather hazards, with locally
heavy rain and deadly lightning also storm hazards.

Thunderstorms are also forecast Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday
through Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation is expected today and tonight.

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