Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

TORNADO WATCH Western Kentucky

Good Thursday afternoon, everyone. The threat for severe storms continues to work closer to the state and we now have a TORNADO WATCH out for far western Kentucky. This watch is out until 5pm CDT. Here’s a look at the watch outline and the current warnings…

Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes continue to be the main threat.

That line will work into central and eastern Kentucky late tonight into early Friday. It is likely to be in weakening fashion, but should still be able to produce a severe weather threat.

Winds ahead of the front continue to gust to 40mph at times this afternoon.

Let’s get back to the tracking toys…

Today’s Risk Area
Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Track the storms here…

I will send out updates and warnings via twitter: Kentuckyweather or follow along in the twitter feed on the right side of the blog. I will also have updates on my Chris Bailey WKYT Facebook page.

Take care.

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Severe Weather Tracker

Good Thursday to one and all. A powerful cold front is on the move and will sweep into the bluegrass state tonight and early Friday morning. This front is separating a blast of winter and a surge of summer. That’s often a dangerous setup and leads to severe thunderstorms.

The severe weather threat continues for areas to our west early today and will roll eastward this evening and tonight. A squall line of thunderstorms is likely to sweep from west to east across our region later tonight. Damaging wind will be a big threat from this line and isolated tornadoes will be possible… especially in the west.

Temps ahead of our front will reach the 80s today on a gusty wind that may top 35mph at times. The cold air will then follow up the front with readings dropping to near 50 by Friday afternoon.

Let’s get you set to track the action…

Today’s Risk Area
Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

Track the storms here…

I will send out updates and warnings via twitter: Kentuckyweather or follow along in the twitter feed on the right side of the blog. I will also have updates on my Chris Bailey WKYT Facebook page.

Make it a great day and take care.

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