National Weather Service

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.

In the Eye (what's left) of Alberto

May 30, 2018

The remants of sub-tropical depression Alberto moved through the Tri-State early Wednesday, with the eye of the low pressure system passing directly over Evansville about 5:30am CDT.

A Flash Flood Watch has been extended for the area until noon. The National Weather Service is predicting the rain will be mostly out of our area by that time. However, a chance of showers and thundershowers continues through the evening.

There have been no reports of serious injuries or damage from the storm. Some flooded roads, downed trees and power outages have been reported.

Alberto brings rain to Tri-State

May 29, 2018

The remnants of sub-tropical storm Alberto are expected to drench the Tri-State. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for western Kentucky and southwest Indiana.

It’s in effect until 7:00 Wednesday morning.

Forecasters are predicting rainfall amounts of an inch-and-a-half to about three inches.

They say isolated higher amounts are likely.

The weather service already recorded nine-tenths of an inch at Evansville Wednesday morning.

Paducah radar down for repairs

Apr 18, 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah says its doppler radar is shut down for repairs – in the midst of severe storm season. 

Meteorologist Ricky Shanklin said in an email that an engineering team from the Radar Operations Center in Norman, Oklahoma, determined that the primary gear for turning the radar antenna – known as the bull gear -- had failed.

Shanklin said the repair will require 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of equipment and a six-person team from the ROC to restore the radar.

So much for early spring

Mar 13, 2018

The Evansville area had to deal with ice and snow just over a week before the start of spring. 

The National Weather Service says Evansville received 2 inches of wet snow Sunday, setting a record for the date.

The old record for March 11th was just a half inch set in 1960.

The snow that fell Sunday afternoon froze early Monday morning, leaving a layer on ice on roads, bridges, sidewalks, and parking lots – just in time for morning rush hour.