Severe Weather; Gusty Winds Today

Wind Advisory in effect until 9 PM

A reminder that the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region and is in effect until 9 PM.

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NAM Model Forecast Wind Speeds - Valid 3 PM - pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Forecast Wind Speeds – Valid 3 PM – pivotalweather.com

Severe Weather Possible Today

There’s also some severe weather potential today as well. The cold front will push through Marshall County in the mid afternoon hours. Temperatures currently around 66° will make a run at 70° by this time.

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HRRR Model Forecast Temperatures – Valid 2 PM – pivotalweather.com

This will yield rather meager instability values. However, with even stronger winds just off the surface, it won’t take much to get storms rocking and rolling.

HRRR Forecast Instability - Valid 2 PM - pivotalweather.com
HRRR Forecast Instability – Valid 2 PM – pivotalweather.com

As of now, a skinny line of strong to severe thunderstorms will likely form in southeast Missouri and move along the cold front into Kentucky. The line of storms is expected to impact Marshall County between 2 and 4 PM.

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HRRR Model Simulated Radar – Valid 2 PM to 5 PM

As of now, the greatest severe threat is damaging wind. However, an isolated spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out as well. The severe weather outlook from the Paducah National Weather Service office is posted below.

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NWS Paducah Severe Weather Outlook

Cold Conditions Expected Behind the Front

Temperatures will take a nosedive after the front moves through. Expect temperatures near 70 by around 2 PM to fall to around 44° by 6 PM. Overnight lows will likely drop all the way to around 32°.

NAM Model Forecast Temperatures - Valid 6 AM Sunday - pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Forecast Temperatures – Valid 6 AM Sunday – pivotalweather.com

That should wrap up this forecast. Be sure to follow @MarshallCoWX on twitter and Marshall County Weather on Facebook. Have a great day!

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