Severe weather could rumble across the area tonight, followed by sub-freezing temperatures the following three nights.
According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight across western Kentucky and southern Illinois. A few thunderstorms will be possible throughout the night. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary concerns.
The weather service is further predicting frost and below-freezing temperatures Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. People with agricultural interests should make plans to protect any tender vegetation during this early spring cold spell.