Good Wednesday, folks. It’s shaping up to be a very busy weather day across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Severe thunderstorms will roll across the region later in the afternoon and evening.
Warm and windy weather will be noted as highs make a run at 80 degrees across Central and Eastern Kentucky. Thunderstorms will then explode across the western and central parts of the state in late afternoon.
Damaging winds and very large hail will be possible with these storms. There is enough shear showing up for these storms to produce a few tornadoes. The greatest tornado threat looks to be across the central and east areas.
If storms can get out on their own, a few strong tornadoes can’t be ruled out.
The prime time for severe weather is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for areas around Interstate 65, then from 4 p.m. to midnight for the rest of Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Much colder air filters in behind the storms, with rain and snow showers for Thursday and early Friday. A grassy coating is even possible.
I will have the very latest on WKYT-TV, and I will send out warnings and post my latest thoughts on Twitter. Don’t forget to follow me: @kentuckyweather .
As usual, I have you all set to track Wednesday’s severe weather risk:
US 60 @ US 460
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
I-64 at KY-801
I-275 at Mineola Pike
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond
Make it a great day and stay safe. Take care.