Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8pm

Good Monday to one and all. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now out for much of central and western Kentucky until 8pm this evening. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats from these storms. Here’s a look at the counties included in the watch and the latest warnings…

Regional radar will help you track the storms…

I will have updates as needed and will send out warnings and other information via twitter. Follow me: @kentuckyweather .

Take care.



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46 Responses to Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8pm

  1. MarkLex says:

    Weird – I’m trying to remember there ever being a severe thunderstorm watch in mid-late Dec in this area. I supposed there could have been in the past, but I don’t remember it.

  2. Israel says:

    Wow, look how quick those storms Poped up. From no red blobs to 7 of them within 10 min. Be careful everybody out there today.

  3. Tom N Lincoln says:

    You know, I could have sworn I heard those spring time frogs when I went outside this morning. Weird.

  4. MichaelP Boyle County says:

    Unlike snow when severe weather threatens more times than not we can count on it happening.

  5. Joey Wilson says:

    Peachy. Severe Thunderstorm Warning over my head on Dec. 17th. πŸ™ And the Paducah NWS is NOT forecasting any “prolonged” wraparound snows for western KY Thursday night or Friday. Double πŸ™

  6. james says:

    Would rather it be a “winter” storm watch instead. Maybe later.

  7. Mark II says:

    Look on the bright side, maybe it will hail alot, and we can pretend we got some wintery weather πŸ™‚

  8. Wes says:

    This weather is so depressing…

  9. Todd says:

    It is clear that we are far from a winter like pattern, springlike is more like it, Severe thunderstorms a week away from Christmas, Chris is still the only guy calling for any type of winter weather chances over the next 2 weeks! Maybe a flurry or 2 then a quick warm back to above norm temps, sounds like last winter to me!

  10. Misty says:

    On the radio this morning they mentioned snow in the forecast for Thursday night and Friday.

  11. Earl says:

    Wasnt we talkin this time last week about a possible Ohio valley winter storm for today. And now severe storms is what we get. Wow

  12. BJenks says:

    I love Late FALL thunderstorms. Winter starts Friday….Right on time.

  13. Neil says:

    What’s really sad is I haven’t seen a single flurry thus far this season, and with today it’ll be 4 days I’ve heard thunder this December! Where are you winter?!

  14. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    we had HEAVY rain and HAIL abt 2:10, was very loud inside our school!

  15. 3789N8436W says:

    I have said this in a prior posting: no whining and griping in February and March about all the snowy winter weather, I’m so tired of snow and winter and when is it going to be spring! We are just starting this process, folks. Chillax!!

    • Todd says:

      I don’t think snow lovers on here would care if it snowed until the 4th for July, we will take snow anytime we can get it!

      • 3789N8436W says:

        So would I….to my husbands continual disgust ( from WI and MT where there ARE winters) true winter lovers revel in the season as long as it lasts. I was addressing the continuing whining about what is not as if CB can change that…winter is coming!

  16. chris g back in clay co says:

    i tried to post about the severe tstorm watch in his other topic but it never went through. hope all stays safe and weather aware today.

    l mentioned before i could use a good ol fashion t storm, spent my summer in houston tx, and it hardly rained the whole time i was there. other parts of the city saw rain a little more then my area did. was mostly dry except for a few exceptions where it did rain or storm.

    im back home in ky now, looking foward to some winter weather after todays t storms . bring on the snow.

    i was trying to think, who had this theory back when chris blog was on wkyt site? 33 degrees and up – precipitation mostly rain 32 degrees and down – no mosture to work with. it was something of that nature. was it bubba g that said that? i have forgot . it seems to be the case with ky winters, but 09 and 10 were both awesome winters for snow here in south eastern ky . last winter, not so good for even most of the country. i heard peoople in houston saying they had no winter last winter.

  17. Brian says:

    Definitely lining up like last winter. I have decided to stop wishing for a white Christmas (or a white any other day) and instead just enjoy the smaller power bills.

  18. MarkLex says:

    K ……..Wild looking clouds and small hail coming sideways hitting windows (Loud) here in northwest Lex. Raining good too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a storm like this in December.

  19. SnowDogLburg says:

    Just had a nice little storm roll through the Frankfort area…..heavy downpour of rain, a few, brief gusty winds and lots of lightning….lasted 20-30 minutes…..

  20. jerrod says:

    Pea sized hail in masterson lex… hailing off and on for 5 mins now

  21. rolo says:

    good see u back home CHRIS G!!

  22. Packman says:

    64 between Midway and G’town was covered in several inches of hail. At least it looked like it had snowed.

  23. BubbaG says:

    No hail in north Madison, but a big “springly” like front pushed through with wind and rain.

    I can not help but notice the outlook for temps have went up by about 5 degrees. Similar to last year’s push outs. I stick by the outlook that this year will be an average of last year and the previous year.

    Though warm air won out last year, cold air will win a few battles have and “hold territory” of up to two weeks. I think the net result might be a draw for the winter. The good news is decent snow chances should be around as well. Not big snow, since I think any of the southern fed systems will likely be dominated by warm air. Of course, if ice is in the outlook- bet on it. Just wish the same could be said with big snow in outlooks.

    • BubbaG says:

      Not saying the push outs will be as warm, but will hold with the average of the past two winters. Too many signs up north and to the west of a more normal winter. January is cold air’s good chance for victory. If not and push outs continue, wah-wah-waahhhh.

      Still seems two warm winters in a row is nuts and not likely.

    • 3789N8436W says:

      We got some tickey-tackey pea sized hail at Clay’s Ferry….and good blow, too.

  24. Weatherdadof2 says:

    Small hail in London with storm.

  25. Andy Rose says:

    maybe this lightening hail and wind will bring winter this week

  26. Todd says:

    Thursday nite looks to be the best chance of a coating to 1/2 inch snow this week, that is all we can do now is hope we get one chance of snow per week and hope cold air and southern moisture comes together atleast once before mid February ?

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Largest snow of last year was March 5th wasn’t it? So, I agree but push that time frame out to Mid-March.

      • Todd says:

        I said mid February because as you know march snow last about one day, I watched 5 inches melt in Frankfort last march in about 5 hours!

        • Chris Mercer says:

          What about March of 1960, 1993, or 1996? Some of them have stuck around! At least in the warmest march on record (2012) we got 5 inches of snow!

  27. D.J. says:

    Dime size hail and thunder in hazard

  28. WXman says:

    12Z GFS had surface temps between -5 and 0 here around the new year…but 18Z backed off those numbers a little. In the meantime, the two major weather stories will be A) possible severe weather again on Thursday? B) The MONSTER storm showing up in Euro and GFS both for sometime next week. Looks like a carving trough will bring in a ton of energy…question is how does that energy translate? Do we get a nasty lakes cutter, or a southern branch blizzard?

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