...Strong to Severe Squall Line Tonight...

Another strong to severe squall line is headed towards south-central Indiana and central Kentucky at the moment.   This line of thunderstorms will sweep across the region and be through the Bluegrass region of Kentucky by roughly 5am EST.  View the radar and corresponding warnings here:  http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=lvx

As seen in the graphic below from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), our entire outlook area is under a Slight Risk for severe storms tonight.  Locations west of a line from Paoli to Brandenburg to Franklin are in a Moderate Risk for severe storms tonight.  The main severe weather threats will be damaging straight line winds, although an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.  Best chance for severe weather will be over southern and western portions of central Kentucky through 2am CST.  Thus, SPC has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of our area (see outline of the watch in pink here: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/).  We will continue to assess the latest forecast data, and we suggest residents of southern Indiana and central Kentucky (especially southern and western Kentucky) stay abreast of the latest forecasts.

Be sure to have a severe weather plan in place before you go to bed tonight.  Have a battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio near your bed, and ensure that it is on and programmed correctly.


General Severe Weather Outlook:

SPC Day One Outlook

 

Damaging Wind Outlook:

Damaging Wind Outlook

 

Tornado Outlook:

Tornado Outlook

 

Large Hail Outlook:

Hail Outlook



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