A potent storm system over the Plains states will move steadily eastward this evening and through the overnight hours. Warm and moist air streaming northward ahead of this system will sustain a strong line of storms that will continue to move east into southwestern Indiana and west central Kentucky this evening. This line of storms will then move east across the entire forcast area during the late evening and early morning hours.
This squall line will have the potential to produce widespread straight-line damaging winds, as well as a few embedded tornadoes. Marginally large hail will be a secondary, smaller threat.
The Storm Prediction Center is calling for a MODERATE RISK for severe weather across our entire forecast area. Widespread damaging winds will be the greatest threat. Isolated tornadoes are also expected to be embedded within this line of storms. With severe weather expected to impact the region tonight, now is a good time to double check that your NOAA weather radio is in working order. Also, if your weather radio comes equipped with a battery backup, check that the batteries are working.
Additional severe weather will be possible tomorrow, especially across the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, as this storm system's cold front finally passes through. The most likely timing for severe weather will be from late morning into the early afternoon hours. Large hail and gusty winds will be the main threats.
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