Tracking the severe storms threat

Good Tuesday and happy Groundhog Day. We have a very busy weather day taking shape across our part of the world. A strong cold front brings the potential for record highs and severe weather to Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Here’s a breakdown of the day:

– A warm front lifts northward across the state and could produce a shower or two.

– Record highs will be possible, with many areas flirting with 70 degrees before the afternoon wraps up. Temps will stay in the 60s through the evening.

– A line of strong to severe storms develops across Western Kentucky by late in the afternoon or early evening. That line works eastward into Tuesday night.

– Damaging winds continue to be the main threat. Isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out, Especially across south Central Kentucky.

– With or without thunderstorms, high winds are going to be a problem. Gusts to 50 mph will be possible with such a strong system. With a soggy ground from recent snow melt, some trees could come down.

– I’m a little more concerned about the local flash-flood potential. A 1- to 3-inch rainfall will be possible with these storms in a short time.

I have the blog all set for you to track Tuesday’s active weather:

Wednesday’s risk area
Latest Day 1 convective outlook

Current watches
Current Watches

Possible watch areas
Current MDs

Make it a great day and take care.

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