Severe storms have moved through central Kentucky this evening, so the weather is benign for the moment. However, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for our area until 1am CDT / 2am EDT, as the threat for severe storms will return most likely after midnight from severe and possibly tornadic storms along a cold front over Missouri. These storms will likely reach our western County Warning Area by 11 pm EDT and spread eastward throughout much of the overnight hours.
Have your NOAA Weather Radio on alert mode as much of the severe weather may occur at night while you're asleep. Since damaging winds can cause power outages, have batteries available for flashlights and portable radios. Be aware that power outages have already been reported across the area. If you live in a mobile home, consider finding an alternate place to stay for the remainder of the night. Mobile homes are very susceptible to high winds and tornadoes, even if they are tied down to the ground. Continue to monitor our website or local media to stay abreast of this severe weather situation.
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