Severe Threat Far Western Kentucky

Good afternoon, everyone. Showers and thunderstorms are rolling across parts of the region, but additional thunderstorms to our west may pose a severe risk for some. Areas of far western Kentucky are under the gun for the severe potential.

Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center…

Damaging winds, large hail and a brief tornado or two will be possible in this region.

Expect the severe threat to diminish rapidly the farther east the storms get tonight, leaving central and eastern parts of the state with some run of the mill action.

Here are your storm tracking toys for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a good one and take care.

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5 Responses to Severe Threat Far Western Kentucky

  1. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Loving the weather we’ve had for the past few days! Don’t mind ordering some more of that. Have a good afternoon everyone.

  2. TennMark says:

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch just issued for southeastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois on the doorsteps of western Kentucky.

    About ten minutes ago, the Storm Prediction Center updated its outlook for today, largely unchanged. For far western areas of Kentucky and Tennessee, the damaging straight line wind threat and the large hail threat remain the threats with the highest chances. The tornado threat remains relatively low, although not zero.

  3. TennMark says:

    On this date back in 1937 was an outbreak of severe thunderstorms which included an F4 tornado at Winchester KY which caused five fatalities. While it missed the downtown area, the outskirts of Winchester were far less fortunate.

    This tornado first touched down southeast of Lexington.

  4. Feederband says:

    Temps dropped after the rain came through. Don’t see severe threat now.

  5. TennMark says:

    For its latest update (8pm central/9pm eastern), the SPC downgraded the Categorical severe weather threat from Enhanced to Slight. While the Severe Thunderstorm Watches for Missouri and Arkansas remain, the SPC feels it’s unlikely the watches will need to be extended east into Kentucky and Tennessee.

    As Chris Bailey touched on this morning, the severe wx threat is expected to wane as the storms move east.

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