Tornado Watch in effect, severe weather possible Thursday evening

Rain comes in two waves: one in the morning, another in the afternoon.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Tornado Watch is in effect for Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, Jefferson, Larue, Meade and Oldham County in Kentucky until midnight.

The Indiana counties of Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Scott and Washington are also under a Tornado Watch.

Thursday is starting off quiet, but it won’t stay that way for long. A region of heavy rain and thunderstorms is approaching from our southwest and will arrive in our region later this morning. Although severe weather is not anticipated for the first half of today, some thunderstorms care possible. Heavy rain is the main threat with the first round of rain, perhaps with some gusty winds.

We’ll get a break for the early and middle afternoon hours, which will be important for storm development late this afternoon and evening. If we see sunshine this afternoon our severe weather threat this evening will be greater. If clouds hang around then the threat diminishes. Half of our coverage area is in risk level 3 of 5 for severe weather later today with storm hazards being heavy rain, damaging wind, hail, and brief tornadoes.

Largest severe weather threat arrives late this evening into the first part of the night with the above storm hazards still being relevant. After around 11 p.m. our threat greatly diminishes as the storm system moves to our north. Friday will be partly sunny and cooler with highs in the lower 60s. Saturday bring sunshine and highs back into the middle 70s, but more showers and perhaps a thunderstorm will be possible late Saturday night into early Sunday.

FORECAST:   

TODAY: Rain and thunderstorms, some severe late. High: 67°. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.

TONIGHT: Rain and thunderstorms to begin the night, then dry. Low: 51°. Wind: S 25-35+ mph.

FRIDAY: Drying out, cooler. High: 63°. Wind: W 10-15 mph.

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