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Discussion: Latest tornado watch valid to 5PM CDT is issued for the central/south-central Ohio Valley. A tornado just missed the NWS facility in Paducah, KY a short time ago. NOAA/SPC indicates several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes are possible in the watch area this afternoon. Time lines indicate the squall line moves east of Indiana by late afternoon. The severe weather outlook from NOAA/SPC indicates more tornadoes are likely from Indiana/Ohio to Alabama this afternoon and early evening.

Fig. 1: Latest tornado watch (in red) and squall line timing.

Fig. 2: The tornado risk area for this afternoon into early evening is in yellow.