High Risk of Severe Weather -- Severe Weather Outbreak Expected

 ...Significant Severe Weather Outbreak expected across much of central Kentucky and south central Indiana...

A warm front has pushed through the area this morning.  Strong low pressure near St. Louis will continue to develop and move towards Ohio this afternoon/evening.   Any lingering strong storms through early afternoon may produce large hail.  Also, outside of any storm this afternoon/evening, winds will gust up to 40 mph.

A strong cold front associated with the aforementioned low pressure system will approach our area from the west bringing with it the best chance of severe weather this afternoon/evening.  Severe thunderstorms are expected to erupt along and head of the cold front this afternoon.  They will mostly likely enter the I-65 corridor between 2-4 pm EST.  The storms will produce Large Hail, Damaging Winds, and some Tornadoes (possibly violent and long tracked).  These severe storms will continue east reaching south central Kentcuky and the Blue Grass region of Kentucky most likely between 3-5 pm EST.

It cannot be stressed enough that there is a significant threat for severe and tornadic thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.  Please stay abreast of the current situation as quick action will be needed since any thunderstorms this afternoon will pose a significant threat to life and property.  Continue to monitor our website at weather.gov/louisville or view local media on this potentially dangerous situation.

It is important not to rely on only one source of communication to receive warnings.  Please have 2-3 sources of warning information available to you.  Here are some possible sources:

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