National Weather Service

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon brought tornadoes and heavy rain to the Tri-State. 

The National Weather Service said an EF-1 twister hit the Stanley, Kentucky area Saturday afternoon.

The weather service estimated the tornado’s winds at 110 miles an hour, its width 200 yards, and its path two-and-a-quarter miles long.

One wall of a home was nearly destroyed, roofs were torn off a few homes, and the storm caused lesser damage to several homes.

NWS issues Excessive Heat Warning

Jul 5, 2018

Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat in the Tri-State Thursday. 

The National Weather Service replaced its Heat Advisory with a more serious Excessive Heat Warning, after temperatures reached the 90’s and heat index factors topped 100 degrees by mid-morning.

The mercury was expected to flirt with triple digits this afternoon with heat indeces as high as 114.

Forecasters say the heat index will run at or above 100 degrees into the early evening.

Mother Nature turns up the heat

Jun 28, 2018

Festival-goers are urged to stay hydrated this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Friday and Saturday, just as Shriners Fest and ROMP shift into high gear.

Thousands are expected on Evansville’s riverfront for Shriners Fest. Thousands more are attending the ROMP festival in Yellow Creek Park at Owensboro.

Forecasters say high temperatures in the mid-90s are expected both Friday and Saturday, with peak heat index readings of 105 to 110.

Storms knock out power to thousands

Jun 26, 2018

A line of severe storms downed tree limbs and power lines across the Tri-State, leaving thousands without electricity. 

The line of storms rolled out of southeast Illinois and across the Wabash River at about 10:00 Tuesday morning, after the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for White County.

The weather service issued numerous severe thunderstorm warnings as the line of storms moved eastward.

During the 11:00 a.m. hour, Vectren reported more than 9,000 customers without power in southwest Indiana.

Scorching heat expected this weekend

Jun 14, 2018

The official start of summer is still a week away, but forecasters warn this weekend will be unusually hot. 

Thunderstorms have moved out of the Tri-State. Next is the heat.

The National Weather Service is predicting highs in the low to mid 90’s this weekend, with heat indices of 100-to-105.

The average high temperature for this time of year is 86. The average is based on records from the last 30 years.

Experts stress staying hydrated and taking frequent breaks during outdoor activities in the heat.