Good Friday, everyone. We have rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms targeting the region this weekend. The first round kicks in this evening and could cause some big issues that would carry us into Saturday, with another round later Sunday.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Gusty southwesterly winds will kick in, boosting temps into the 80s.
  • Thunderstorms will rapidly develop across the west and southwestern parts of the state this afternoon and early evening. That action will then spread northeastward this evening.
  • These storms may be severe with damaging winds and large hail the primary players. Isolated tornadoes are also a possibility, especially in the west.
  • A big concern will be flash flooding. These storms may line up and move over the same areas, putting down torrential rains. The greatest threat for this is across the west and central areas of the state.
  • More storms will be around on Saturday, but become more scattered during the day. Still, some of these can cause issues.
  • A line of severe storms will likely work west to east across the state Sunday into Sunday night. This could produce another round of damaging winds and flooding rains.

Before I get to your tracking tools, I want to say a quick word about the pattern next week. We will likely see additional rounds of showers and storms kicking back in here for the middle and end of the week as another storm system moves in. This could bring more heavy rains our way. It will also likely unleash some very cool temps for Kentucky Derby Weekend.

Back to today’s action… I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm. Here are your storm tracking tools for the day…

Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

I-65 MP 92.4

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

I-64 @ I-264
I-64 @ I-264

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

US 60 @ US 460
US60 @ US460

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

Have a safe Friday and take care.