There is increasing confidence that western Kentucky and middle Tennesee will see severe weather Monday night.
National Weather Service in Paducah Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says the weather models have been pointing toward a potential outbreak of severe weather Monday night for a few days now.
Making the threat particularly dangerous is that severe thunderstorms and potential tornadoes will be most likely during the nighttime hours.
The Storm Prediction Center has southwestern Kentucky and middle Tennessee under an enhanced risk for severe weather Monday night and areas to the north are under a slight risk.
Residents are urged to have a NOAA weather radio or some other way to receive warnings—especially considering these storms could potentially come after many people have gone to bed.
Stay tuned to the WHOP family of stations and monitor our websites and social media outlets for the latest on this developing weather system.