Rain showers and a few isolated thunderstorms this morning will quickly taper off and move off to the south and east before a strong upper-level disturbance and associated cold front quickly approach the lower Ohio Valley from the west. We may have a break in the cloud cover later this morning and into the early afternoon hours, allowing for the atmosphere to destabilize. Strong winds aloft combined with any instability will allow for showers and thunderstorms to develop along the cold front.
The best chance for thunderstorms will be east of I-65 and north of the Bluegrass Parkway after 2pm EDT. If enough instability can be realized, strong to possibly severe storms may occur, with damaging winds being the main threat. Secondary threats include hail, heavy rain, and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.
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