Damaging Wind and Tornado Threat Today

The risk for severe storms continues today for all of Kentucky with the primary threat being the potential for damaging straight-line winds.  While there is a small tornado threat, a few brief spin-ups are possible along the leading edge of storms expected this evening.
The risk for severe storms continues today for all of Kentucky with the primary threat being the potential for damaging straight-line winds. While there is a small tornado threat, a few brief spin-ups are possible along the leading edge of storms expected this evening.

SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS FOR ENTIRE WBKO VIEWING AREA LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT

EARLY MORNING NOWCAST:
Isolated to widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible along with breezy southwest winds.
6am: Cloudy, Isolated Showers 59°
8am: Cloudy, Scattered Showers 62°
10am: Cloudy, Scattered Showers 65°

A WINDY, STORMY THURSDAY:
Today’s weather will be VERY active to say the least. We expect multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms to affect the area. The first round of scattered showers with a few rumbles of thunder comes this morning with a warm front passing through. Severe storms are not expected with this first round. As the day progresses, expect mostly cloudy, windy, and warm conditions. Afternoon temperatures may flirt with record territory in the low to mid 70s! But that daytime heating may result in a more unstable atmosphere when the second round of storms arrives later today.

A powerful cold front will sweep through the region this evening. Expect an organized line of storms to develop ahead of it. Some of the storms within the line will be capable of producing locally damaging winds of 60-70 mph. Torrential downpours are also likely, and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The main threat for severe weather comes between 3-6pm for locations west of I-65, around 6-7pm for Bowling Green and along I-65, and between 7-10pm for areas east of the interstate. Be aware of rapidly changing conditions, especially late afternoon into early evening. Stay connected to WBKO, WBKO.com and the WBKO app as we track this powerful system.

QUIETING DOWN:
We dry out Friday, with temperatures remaining mild through the early part of the weekend. A cold front eases through Sunday morning, sending temperatures down to more seasonal levels to close out the weekend.

WINTER NOT OVER YET:
Much colder air returns early next week, with below normal temperatures through the period. There is a slight chance for rain or snow Tuesday morning.

TODAY:
Windy & Warm. Strong Late Day Storms…High 75, winds S 24-44mph
Precip Chance: 90% – Amount: 0.50″

TONIGHT:
Breezy with Strong Thunderstorms…Low 37, winds W-18
Precip Chance: 100% – Amount: 0.75″

FRIDAY:
Sunny and Cooler…High 54, winds SW-12

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