UPDATED: Bowling Green, WKU under tornado watch

Gary+Ransdell+Hall+viewed+from+in+front+of+Jody+Richard+Hall+ahead+of+potential+storms+affecting+the+south-central+Ky.+region+on+Friday%2C+March+3%2C+2023.+

Tucker Covey

Gary Ransdell Hall viewed from in front of Jody Richard Hall ahead of potential storms affecting the south-central Ky. region on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Debra Murray, Editor-in-Chief

Editor’s Note: The Herald will be continuing coverage regarding severe weather. Continue checking the Herald website for updates.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 11:46 a.m. on Friday, March 3.

Bowling Green, including WKU campus, is now under tornado watch.

Advertisement

A severe thunderstorm warning was also announced for the area at 11:39 a.m. and is set to end at 12:15 p.m.

Bowling Green and other areas of Kentucky are facing threats of severe storms, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes and flooding. 

As a result, Governor Andy Beshear issued a state of emergency at 8:52 a.m. The state of emergency allows resources to be allocated, including 400 trained National Guard members to help if needed. 

The storm will go through but the damaging winds will come after, Beshear said in a press briefing held at 10:30 a.m.

Debra Murray

“I don’t want people to have confidence that once the thunder stops and once the rain stops that it’s going to be safe, because it’s not okay,” Beshear said. 

High winds may lead to power outages. While seeking shelter, Kentuckians should be prepared with emergency chargers, food, water bottles For those traveling today, having a vehicle safety kit is a must. 

“I want to make sure everyone is safe today,” Beshear said in a video shared on his Twitter. 

Editor-in-Chief Debra Murray can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @debramurrayy.