Heavy rains soaked Fox 23 viewing area Wednesday

Kbsi Watch

The threat for this severe weather has passed and the watches and warnings are no longer in place!

There was a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Carlisle, Graves, and Hickman until 5:45pm Wednesday, March 30. There is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Calloway, Graves, Marshall, and McCracken until 6:15pm. There is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, and Lyon until 6:00pm. There is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Franklin, Hamilton, Saline, and Williamson until 6:00pm.

A Tornado Watch was in place for the most of the eastern half of the KBSI viewing area until 10 p.m., March 30, 2022. Storms will be likely with damaging wind and isolated tornados. Please have a safe place to go should severe storms move into your area.

As of Wednesday afternoon, heavy rain and strong storms moved from SW to NE, from Arkansas into SE Missouri, western Kentucky, and western Tennessee. Severe weather threats increased as these storms move to the northeast. 

There continued to be a Slight to Moderate Risk for severe weather Wednesday afternoon and evening (March 30, 2022) for the entire KBSI viewing area. Strong storms with damaging wind and small hail is likely. Isolated tornadoes were also possible as the storms progressed across our area as this line of storms moves to the east.

Kbsi Spc

Gusty winds in excess of 60 mph were possible, along with some small hail and flooding rains. 1-2″ of rain will be possible for many by the end of the day. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible with the higher risk for that the further south you go.

In addition to the severe weather potential, a Wind Advisory was in place for much of the KBSI viewing area and High Wind Warnings are in place further south. These went through 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The wind will be gusting between 40 and 50 mph in the advisory areas and up to 60 mph in the High Wind Warning counties.

Rusty Dawkins
KBSI Chief Meteorologist

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