Monday, July 13, 2015

Weather offers triple threat today

Today, the National Weather Service in Paducah is warning of a triple weather threat for the county.

With high humidity and temperatures in the 90s predicted, a heat advisory has been issued. Today's heat index will reach triple digits, putting a strain on humans, animals and air conditioners. Care should be taken to avoid overheating. Animals should be provided shade and adequate water. The heat and humidity is expected to linger all week.

A flash flood watch is in effect through Wednesday morning. With already-saturated ground, any signifant rainfall could lead to flash flooding. Strong storms are possible locally beginning this afternoon and continuing into the night.

There is also a high pollen alert.