LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — All day, rain has been falling on and off across the Commonwealth. A very active weather day is far from over as severe storms have already spawned across the central U.S., and they’ll be moving into the Commonwealth overnight.
It’s important that you turn your weather alerts on before you go to bed and have a way to get woken up in the night in case a severe storm is heading for your neighborhood.
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The main severe threat of violent, long-lasting tornadoes and significant damaging winds remains mainly in western Kentucky and the central plains. There is a level 4 risk for a significant severe weather outbreak in far western Kentucky.
Central Kentucky is at a level 3 risk for numerous severe storms. The threat lowers to a level 2 risk in eastern Kentucky and a level 1 risk farther east.
Damaging winds will be the primary concern as a strong line of storms moves across the state. A few embedded brief spin-up tornadoes will also be possible. The chance for tornadoes will lessen the farther east these storms progress.
The line of strong-to-severe storms will move into western Kentucky between 7-10 p.m. They’ll hit the I-65 line between 9 p.m. and midnight.
They’ll move through the I-75 line between midnight and 2 a.m. Eastern Kentucky will see these storms after 2 a.m., and they’ll move out of the state before 5 a.m.
Localized flooding will be possible as another inch or more of rain falls overnight. After a soggy day, the soil is saturated and will struggle to hold more water.
Once these storms leave, we’ll see a much drier trend into Saturday. Winds will then become a problem. A high wind warning and a wind advisory are in place for everyone through Saturday night. Wind gusts over 55 mph will lead to issues again.
We won’t finally see the weather settle until Sunday when we get high temps in the upper 50s with plenty of sunshine.
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