Good Tuesday, everyone. A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes takes aim at our region today as a powerful storm system plows through here. This is being fueled by a surge of May air ahead of it and a blast of winter coming in behind it.

Here are your headlines of what you need to know about today:

  • A few strong or severe storms may be noted early this morning across the west and north. Much of this may be in weakening mode.
  • The atmosphere becomes super unstable through the morning into the afternoon.
  • Temps surge deep into the 70s with high dewpoints. It’s going to feel muggy, folks.
  • Supercell thunderstorms start to develop by early afternoon in western and central Kentucky.
  • These supercell storms increase during the afternoon and evening. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes will be possible.
  • The potential is there for a few significant tornadoes to develop.
  • The prime time is 2pm-11pm for central and eastern Kentucky.
  • Locally heavy rains may also cause a few high-water concerns.

The Storm Prediction Center continues to paint a very ugly picture for our region. Much of the state is in the Enhanced Risk with a Moderate Risk in the north…

The Tornado Threat is also way up there and there’s a hatched area showing the potential for significant tornadoes.


The potential for damaging winds is also very high with the potential for hurricane force gusts…

Large hail is likely to become a big issue as well…

Behind all this comes a serious blast of cold air and the increasing potential for snow showers Wednesday night into the first part of Thursday. It’s even possible to see some snow sticking to roof tops and grassy surfaces during this time.

The models show the potential for some slushy accumulations…

I will try to update things later today. Of course, I will be on WKYT-TV with coverage as needed through the day and evening. I leave you guys with your severe weather tracking tools for the day…

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas

Current MDs

Have a great day and take care.