...CHANCES INCREASING FOR TORNADOES THIS AFTERNOON IN SOUTHEASTERN SECTIONS OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, INCLUDING THE LAKE CUMBERLAND REGION...
A strong low pressure system will move across the upper Mississippi River valley today, with a cold front pushing out ahead of the low. An unsettled and moist atmosphere ahead of this front will mean a series of showers and storms across the region. One wave of thunderstorms will cross central Kentucky through late morning, with large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes all possible in central Kentucky. Torrential rain and deadly lightning will be a threat with any storm.
New storms should erupt just ahead of the cold front early this afternoon. TORNADOES will be the main threat with these storms, but there will also be a threat for hail and damaging winds. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will accompany any storm, as well.
In addition to the severe weather, winds will be gusty outside of any storms, with sustained winds of 20-25mph and gusts to 40mph possible.
Below are graphics from the Storm Prediction Center, highlighting the Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms today, along with probabilities of each severe weather threat.
Damaging Wind Gust Chances:
Large Hail Chances: