Special Weather Statement issued August 06 at 1:45PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 2:22 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
Expires: 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

...Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall possible with
thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening...
An area of surface low pressure, along with an upper level
disturbance in northern Arkansas, will move across the delta
region of southeast Missouri this afternoon. This area of low
pressure will then move across parts of southern Purchase and
Pennyrile regions of west Kentucky late this afternoon and early
this evening.
Some of the thunderstorms that develop in this area may be capable
of producing local wind gusts in excess of 40 mph or higher, as
well as heavy rainfall near an inch an hour.
The gusty winds may toss around loose objects outdoors, break tree
limbs, or down small or weakened trees. The heavy rain may cause
quick rises of ditches, creeks, and streams to bankfull, as well
as cause minor flooding of low-lying areas and roadways.
The main area of concern for stronger thunderstorms is along and
south of a Sikeston Missouri, Calvert City and Greenville Kentucky
line. However, isolated strong wind gusts may be possible as far
north as Scott City Missouri, Paducah and Madisonville Kentucky
this afternoon and tonight.
The thunderstorm activity should diminish markedly during the late
evening and overnight hours.

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