CHRIS ALLEN'S EARLY MORNING UPDATE Updated at 3:30 AM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 24-hour First Alert Forecast 270-467-0373 Got weather? Tag it #wbkowx @WBKO_Weather on twitter
SLIGHT RISK of severe storms is possible today mainly west of I-65. The main threats are damaging winds and large hail. An isolated tornado is also possible.
MORNING NOWCAST: A line of rain and thunderstorms will move east into South Central Kentucky for the morning commute. A few of the storms may contain heavy downpours, strong winds, lightning and hail. Temperatures will rise from the 70s into the low 80s by 10am and mid to upper 80s around noon.
WARM, THEN RAINY: Expect more very warm and humid weather today with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms may contain heavy rainfall, lightning and gusty winds. Tonight, a cold front approaching from the Plains will bring in more widespread showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could reach severe limits over western portions of the WBKO viewing area overnight into early Wednesday. That's where a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather exists for the potential that a few storms may contain damaging winds and large hail. Shower and storm chances remain high into Wednesday. Afternoon readings come down from the upper 80s to near 80 Wednesday.
COOLER AND MORE COMFORTABLE: A few scattered showers and thunderstorms remain possible Thursday before drier and cooler air takes over by late week. Highs drop into the 70s, staying there as Memorial Day weekend begins. Overnight lows will drop into the cool, comfortable 50s. Late in the weekend, a weak cold front easing into the region may touch off a few widely scattered thunderstorms Sunday into Memorial Day (Monday).
TODAY: Periods of Showers and Thunderstorms...High 88, winds SW-14 Precip Ch. 40% - Rain Amount 0.25"