Weather

County,
Special Weather Statement issued April 01 at 11:51AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 11:51 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Expires: 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
POSSIBLE BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS FRIDAY...
THE COLD FRONT THAT SETTLED INTO THE QUAD STATE REGION EARLIER
THIS TUESDAY MORNING WILL GRADUALLY SLOW DOWN STALL NEAR A LINE
FROM POPLAR BLUFF MISSOURI...PADUCAH AND MADISONVILLE KENTUCKY
THIS EVENING.
THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SERVE AS THE PRIMARY FOCUS FOR
COLLECTING MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...STARTING AS EARLY AS LATE TONIGHT AND
PERSISTING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY.
THE COMBINATION OF MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL LEAD TO SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY...ALONG
AND NORTH OF DEVELOPING WARM FRONT WORKING THROUGH THE QUAD STATE
REGION. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY REACH SEVERE LEVELS...ESPECIALLY
LATER THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. LARGE
HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN APPEAR TO BE THE MAIN THUNDERSTORM RISKS WITH
THUNDERSTORMS DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT
BE COMPLETELY RULED OUT IN THE VICINITY OF THE WARM FRONT.
A BRIEF BREAK IN HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE POTENTIAL WILL BE POSSIBLE
THURSDAY MORNING INTO EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. FROM THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND ESPECIALLY THURSDAY NIGHT...THERE IS A MORE SUBSTANTIAL
RISK FOR SEEING LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL.
A FEW TORNADOES MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE AHEAD OF AN EASTWARD
PROGRESSING COLD FRONT. AT THIS TIME...THE DYNAMICS AND INSTABILITY
OF THIS SYSTEM APPEAR AT A MAGNITUDE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD
SEVERE WEATHER.
PERIODS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THAT REPEATEDLY COVER THE SAME
LOCATIONS IN THE QUAD STATE REGION WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY COULD
LEAD TO FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING. PERSONS LIVING IN LOW LYING
AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS NEED TO BE WATCHFUL FOR RISING WATERS.
PLEASE STAY TUNED AND KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST FORECASTS AND
STATEMENTS AS WE MOVE CLOSER TO THIS ACTIVE WEATHER.

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