Break out the umbrella and rubber boots, the rain is a-comin'!

The National Weather Service in Paducah has placed the entire Tri-State under a Marginal Risk for severe weather on Wednesday and the eastern portion under the same risk Thursday with heavy rain and damaging winds being the main threat both days.

The complete Hazardous Weather Statement from the NWS reads as follows:

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
411 AM CDT Tue Aug 14 2018

Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton-
Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean-
Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter-
Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid-
411 AM CDT Tue Aug 14 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There is a chance of thunderstorms today over southeast Missouri,
southern Illinois and west of a line from Evansville to
Hopkinsville in Indiana and Kentucky. Tonight, there is a chance
over the entire area except the southern Pennyrile region of west
Kentucky. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will be the
primary hazards.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Dally chances of thunderstorms exist through the period.
Lightning will be a hazard each day.

There is a marginal risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday over
the entire area and again on Thursday mainly east of a line from
Poplar Bluff Missouri to Princeton Indiana. Damaging winds are
possible from the stronger storms mainly during the afternoon both

Locally heavy rainfall is possible with any storm, however it is
most likely Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.


Spotter activation may be needed locally Wednesday and Thursday.
Any reports of locally heavy rainfall or flooding would be
appreciated as well.

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