(UPDATE) Severe thunderstorm watch issued

It is likely that severe thunderstorms will develop by Wednesday afternoon, spreading east across the Four State region. Thunderstorms can be extremely unsafe. Parts of Kentucky are under a SLIGHT risk of severe weather.

Be ready for severe weather and stay safe!

The National Weather Service has placed Lauderdale County under a severe thunderstorm warning until 2:45 p.m.

Large hail and strong winds hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma as a storm system rolled through the Southern Plains.

Some of these storms may be strong to severe in nature this afternoon and this evening, and will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds.

It may seem like a bit much to go to shelter for a severe thunderstorm, since they happen more often. Severe hail and locally damaging winds are expected to be the main risks, although a tornado can not be ruled out early this evening immediately near the Kansas/Oklahoma border vicinity as low-level moisture continues to increase.The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 25 statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west of Medicine Lodge KS to 95 miles east of Wichita KS.

In the meantime we can continue to enjoy unseasonably warm temperatures with daily highs in the 80s, and dew points running high for the season keeping humidity levels up. Their rule of thumb is, "If thunder roars, go indoors".