New data from the National Weather Service in Paducah has led to them upgrading the entire Tri-State from a slight risk of severe weather to an enhanced risk later tonight (Wednesday, April 8th, 2020). A "3" on their scale of 1 to 5.

According to their Hazardous Weather Outlook posted this morning at 3:35 a.m. on their website, "Conditions will be favorable for large hail, possibly golf ball size in the strongest storms. Locally damaging winds and a few tornadoes will be possible." The statement also says there's a chance for locally heavy rain that could cause some flooding issues.

As if that forecast doesn't sound bad enough, the timing of the storms won't be ideal either.

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[Source: National Weather Service]