The National Weather Service has placed the WBKR listening area under a Slight Risk of severe weather today.  Areas just to our west are under a Moderate Risk.  Here's how the forecast is shaping up.

National Weather Service

According to the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service:

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected today and tonight. Large Hail and Damaging Winds are the primary hazards, but a few tornadoes may be possible in the vicinity of frontal boundaries. Locally heavy rain and frequently lightning will also occur with these thunderstorms and may cause localized flooding. The potential for clusters of thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts may increase during the afternoon and early evening hours.

The Storm Prediction Center in Normal Oklahoma has placed most of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois in an Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms today and tonight. A Marginal to Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms covers west Kentucky and part of the Missouri bootheel, while all of southwest Indiana is a Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms.

Stay tuned to WBKR for additional weather information.  Of course, if severe weather breaks out, we will join our friends at Eyewitness News to bring you continuous storm coverage.  And, be sure to download the WBKR app, so you can keep our coverage at your fingertips during severe weather outbreaks this season.