A vigorous cold front will move through the region Thursday night. A line of storms is expected to develop west of the area, just ahead of the cold front, and head east.
A line of showers and storms will move through the Ohio Valley ahead of strong cold front tonight. While the severe threat with these storms is diminishing, a few strong storms will still be possible as powerful low and mid level winds will overspread the area.
Overall, most places can expect between 0.75" and 1.5" of rainfall through the event.
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for early Wednesday morning, affecting the western parts of the WKU Public Radio listening area.
A strong cold front moved through the Ohio Valley on Thursday, ushering in a colder air mass for the weekend. By early Saturday morning, surface high pressure will be anchored over the middle Mississippi River Valley, allowing for mostly clear skies and nearly calm winds generally west of I-65.
According to the National Weather Service, a cold front sweeping in from the west will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to the region Thursday.
Wet weather will intially move into western sections in the morning, and some of those storms could be strong. Then, redevelopment is expected in the afternoon, primarily in the east, and some of those storms could be severe with strong winds, hail, and perhaps an isolated brief tornado or two.
A required inspection of the WDCL-FM transmitter tower in Somerset will result in a signal outage Wednesday. We anticipate the outage will begin late Wednesday morning. Crews will work to keep the interruption as brief as possible.
This does not affect our live webstream. Thanks for your patience while this work is completed.
WDCL-FM in Somerset is off the air due to a downed power pole caused by a car accident, which has interrupted power to the transmitter site. At this point we're not sure how long the signal will be out.
Note: Technical problems prevented the originally planned broadcast of this program last week.
Join us Sunday, March 24th at 8pm C.T., as conductor Nicholas Palmer joins Lee Stott to look back at some recent concerts, and to preview what's ahead for the Owensboro Symphony during its "Magical Season."
Dan Modlin, recently-retired News Director at WKU Public Radio, will be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He is one of five new members who will be honored at a ceremony in Lexington on April 23rd.
Dan is a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family. A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio. He served as News Director for 23 years.
Our Spring membership drive is just around the corner, and you're invited to join us at our studios on the WKU campus to help answer phones and take pledges. The on-air drive begins Sunday, April 21st.
Volunteers play a big part in the success of membership drives, and of so much more throughout the year.
And there's free coffee!
You can learn more about volunteering by calling us at 800-599-9598, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.