Kentucky Braces for Strong Storms with Hail and Heavy Downpours This Weekend

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Paducah, KY – Strong storms are expected to hit southeastern Missouri and spread across western Kentucky late Friday into Saturday morning. The US National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a warning for severe weather, highlighting the potential for heavy rain, lightning, small hail, and gusty winds.

Residents in the affected areas should prepare for the adverse conditions forecasted for the weekend. Today will see scattered showers primarily in southeastern Missouri, with temperatures ranging from 75 to 82 degrees. As the storms progress, widespread showers and thunderstorms are anticipated on Saturday, bringing temperatures down slightly to between 73 and 80 degrees. By Sunday, the storm activity is expected to diminish, with isolated storms and temperatures rising to 80 to 86 degrees.

According to the weather service, the most intense storm activity is likely to occur on Saturday afternoon, posing significant risks due to heavy downpours and strong winds. The public is urged to stay informed through weather updates and to take necessary precautions, such as securing outdoor objects and avoiding travel during severe conditions.

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