March 19: 4WARN Weather Alert Day

Today is a 4WARN Weather Alert Day.  It will start off mostly cloudy, before a threat for strong-severe thunderstorms this afternoon.

All of the midstate is under a severe risk, however areas south of I-40 are under an Enhanced Risk and will see the greatest risk for major severe potential, including tornadoes.

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Damaging winds up to 60 MPH… large hail up to golf ball size… and even isolated tornadoes will all be possible during the afternoon.

What to Expect

The strongest storms look like they’ll move in from the west around 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Thunderstorms will be widespread throughout the day, but the threat for possible tornadoes look to stay south of I-40 and east of I-65.

Here’s the timeline:

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Temperatures will rise to the upper 60s to low 70s today.  Winds start to pick up in the afternoon. Thunderstorms could also start getting severe into the afternoon hours.

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Rain will linger into tomorrow and stick around most of the day.  Some of that rain will switch over into a rain/snow mix by Tuesday night into Wednesday morning– mainly for southern Kentucky, a few northern counties, and the Cumberland Plateau.

We’ll see a few dry, sunny days mid-week, before more rain chances ramp up Friday into this weekend.  Thunderstorms are possible this weekend, as well.

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Stay with News4 for updates on any changes to the timing of today’s storms.  Be sure to download the News4 weather app to your smartphone and make sure you have a safe, low-level, interior room to get to in case of a tornado outbreak.

-MelanieLayden

 

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