Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, KY has issued a Special Weather Statement for Stoddard County, MO.
...Southerly Wind Gusts near 35 MPH this Afternoon...
For residents and travelers across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, look for occasional gusts near 35 mph. A few locations, especially in southern Illinois, may even see gusts to 40 mph.
These gusts may cause difficulty for those driving on west to east oriented roadways with high profile vehicles. Some loose objects left outdoors may be tossed around.
In addition, if you are traveling out on area lakes and rivers, be watchful for the development of choppy waves and whitecaps on the water. This may impact your ability to control your watercraft safely.
The greatest likelihood of seeing gusty winds in excess of 35 mph will be from Noon through 5 PM CDT today. The winds should gradually diminish toward sunset.