Strong thunderstorms possible Saturday night, windy for Sunday

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 3:00am for the following counties:

KENTUCKY: Adair, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Franklin, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble & Washington

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe storms, capable of producing tornadoes. Have a plan and be prepared to seek shelter if a warning is issued for your area.

Main forecast headline is potential for severe weather later tonight into early Sunday morning. The Storm Prediction Center still has all of Kentuckiana in the Slight Risk category (Level 2 of 5) for late Saturday evening and overnight. While damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain will be the primary threats, an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.

These storms are part of a larger storm system that will swing a cold front through early Sunday morning. Tomorrow will be very windy behind the front. The air behind the front is cooler, so temperatures will briefly dip into the low 60s/upper 50s before recovering to the upper 60s for afternoon high temperatures. We’ll be dealing with a southwest wind around 20 mph sustained with gusts up to 35 mph.

Sunday night will be quite refreshing! A clear sky, pleasantly chilly temps in the upper 40s, and winds will back off to the west around 10 mph. A sunny sky is forecast Monday with temperatures in the middle 60s. Scattered rain is likely for most of us Tuesday, but we’ll need a jacket with temps only managing the middle 50s.

The rest of the week features a slow warming trend with near normal/slightly below normal temps.

SHORT-TERM FORECAST: 

TONIGHT: Scattered thunderstorms, some possibly severe. Low: 60. Wind: SW 15-20 mph, gusting 30 mph.

SUNDAY: Windy, but mostly sunny. High: 70. Wind: SW 20 mph, gusting 30 mph.

MONDAY: A very nice day! High: 66. Wind: WNW 5-10 mph.

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