Severe Storms Tracker

Good Tuesday, everyone. We have a severe weather outbreak targeting much of the bluegrass state this evening into the wee hours of Wednesday. April 3rd and 4th (1974 Super Oubreak) are infamous weather days around here, so it’s a little eerie to be talking about severe storms, but that’s indeed what we are doing.

In the overall scheme of things, nothing has changed in terms of the severe weather threat. As a squall line of thunderstorms races eastward, we may see a widespread damaging wind event unfold. Within this line, a few tornadoes will be possible, especially across the western and central parts of the state. Hail is also a possibility too.

The Storm Prediction Center continues to amp up the severe weather outlook map…

Today is a WKYT First Alert Severe Weather Day, so I will be busy on air and online. We will go into continuous coverage, if need be, with resources to cover the storms from all angles. Tune in.

As always, I have you guys set up to track the severe weather action. Don’t forget to utilize the interactive radar to track the storms down to street level. It also has live storm chaser feeds. Here ya go…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127


I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

Stay safe and take care.

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24 Responses to Severe Storms Tracker

  1. Christopher Gregory says:

    Let the storms begin!!!!

  2. LOUTeach says:

    Things warming up here in Louisville with bright sunshine. Beautiful day, but may not be such a good thing for weathers later on.

  3. Chris D says:

    Is that the squall line you are speaking about on the radar about 100 miles west of Louisville? Or is that a tune line before tonight?

  4. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Will be staying tuned to the blog and KYT! Appreciate you and the weather team so very much!

  5. AC says:

    Sunshine out there today helping to destabilize things. This in conjunction with the rapid warm-up and cool-down ensuing is definitely making things look volatile.

    • Andy Rose says:

      We have been cloudy all day in my area not even a peak of sunshine.

      • Terry says:

        Lines of storms generally fall apart anyways before reaching far SE KY due to orographic disruption…..probably still be some strong storms but not like most of the state….good thing:)

        • AC says:

          I would be ready for heavy rains down that way if the squall line comes through and dies out. But then there is supposed to be a big push behind this front so hopefully it will sweep out quickly.

        • TennMark says:

          To add some support to your point, even the absolutely wild tornadic wx of April 3 1974 largely weakened in southeastern KY.

          There have only been some relatively rare stronger tornadoes in east Kentucky. This includes the May 1988 F3 in downtown Middlesboro and of course the March 2 2012 outbreak.

      • Jeff Hamlin says:

        That will definitely help later on in regards to severe development or not. You still should probably get gusty showers and some thunder I am guessing.

  6. Joyce says:

    Thank you Chris.

  7. Jirvin1120 says:

    Thanks Chris. I can’t remember the last time we made the Moderate Category in Mason County!

  8. JimCVG says:

    We’ve had sun since 10am after earlier thunder in Covington. I just stepped outside with the dog and was surprised at how much things warmed up, despite this being what the forecast said. I now have windows open for now, until more storms arrive.

  9. Mike S says:

    Just read a short term discussion from I believe is Mr. Gordon from NWS Louisville, and he mentioned a Miller loaded gun sounding. Never heard that term before until I studied a segment about supercell thunderstorms and Skew-T diagrams. He seemed impressed with the potential for supercellular development for later today.

  10. Cold Rain says:

    Figured Dew points would be higher than currently showing especially in far western ky..

  11. BF says:

    I just saw that Xenia, OH is currently under a tornado warning. It close to being the same time the tornado hit there 44 years ago. It’s like Chris said, it’s very eerie to be going through this today.

  12. Chris D says:

    Current radar leaves me unconvinced of severe weather in Louisville. Sure there exists a potential, but I don’t see it taking shape.

  13. Ky_Rich says:

    Uh-oh.. Chris’s sleeves are rolled up.

  14. TennMark says:

    There were Severe T-Storm Warnings but no Tornado Warnings issued by NWS Nashville; earlier statements about limited shear seemed to play out. Had some small hail and perhaps 50 mph gusts in my neighborhood. Power stayed on 🙂 and cooler more stable air is arriving thus ending the severe threat.

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