Heat returns this week, storm chances linger

It’s a familiar weather pattern as we head into the work week, with thunderstorm chances hanging around and theheat index creeping back up.

During the weekly conference call with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Meteorologist Chris Noles said there is a chance of severe thunderstorms developing, especially Monday night and Tuesday, with heavy rain and lightning being the main hazards.

Christian, Todd and Trigg counties are in a marginal risk for severe weather, while counties to the north start to have a slight risk.  Noles says heat will move back into the area, with heat index values possibly approaching 105 during the day.

There has been some beneficial rain in the region recently, but Noles says more wouldn’t hurt for western Kentucky as parts remain in some degree of drought.