Good afternoon, everyone. This is going to be a short post just to get you guys set up with all the tracking tools you need to follow the active day of weather. High winds and strong to severe storms are rolling across the state on this New Year’s Eve.

A squall line of thunderstorms will race eastward across the state this afternoon into early this evening. That line should weaken very quickly as it gets into eastern Kentucky after dark.

Damaging wind is the primary threat, but a tornado or two is possible across areas of south central Kentucky, especially.

Winds are going to crank with or without storms. Gusts of 50mph will be possible as our low pressure develops and rolls across the Ohio Valley. With a wet ground and soggy root system, watch for the possibility of a few trees being uprooted.

The late week storm system is going to move right on top of us, bringing heavy rain and the potential for some snow Thursday and Friday. I will get into that with my next update. Until then, let’s track today’s action…

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

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Happy New Year and take care.