Wind Advisories & Severe Potential For Thursday

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Updated: 2/20 12:19 am
Midnight Update:  A warm front will lift through Kentucky for your morning hours of Thursday, bringing the chance for rain showers and thunderstorms.  Southerly winds will become sustained 20-25 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph during your Thursday, helping temperatures climb to 69 degrees.  Thursday night a strong cold front will move through Kentucky, with the chance for gusty winds over 55 mph.  With the recent rainfall and snow we've experienced, the ground is soggy, and gusty winds may bring down trees and tree branches, which may also lead to power outages.  Colder air moves in Friday morning, with clearing skies and morning low temperatures around 37 degrees.  Friday will feature more sunshine, with a high of 49 degrees. 
Wind Advisories are in effect Thursday morning through early Friday morning, with severe weather possible Thursday evening into early Friday. After a warm and windy Thursday, temperatures will begin a cooling trend through the weekend and into next week.

TONIGHT: A warm front will lift through the region overnight into early Thursday morning, bringing the chance for rain and a few thunderstorms, along with a surge of warmer air. Overnight low temperatures will be around 44 degrees early tonight, and should begin to rise after the warm front lifts through around daybreak Thursday.

THURSDAY: Winds will begin to increase Thursday morning, with sustained winds 20 to 25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph during the day. The winds will be out of the south, and will help temperatures to warm into the upper 60s to around 70 degrees Thursday afternoon. Because of the gusty winds, a Wind Advisory has been issued from 10am Thursday to 4am Friday. The winds will make it difficult driving high profile vehicles, as well as potentially bringing down trees and broken tree limbs from the recent icing. Any downed trees and tree limbs may lead to power outages as well.

THURSDAY NIGHT: A strong cold front will move eastward through Kentucky Thursday evening through early Friday morning. The best timeframe for a line of severe thunderstorms looks to move through between 9pm Thursday to 3am Friday. The storms look to move through the I-75 corridor between 9pm and 11pm, and into Eastern Kentucky between 11pm to 2am. Wind gusts over 55 mph will be possible, with widespread damaging winds possible. Isolated, weak tornadoes will also be possible. Overnight low temperatures will drop around 30 degrees from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, with Friday morning low temperatures around 37 degrees.

FRIDAY: A few lingering rain showers may continue early Friday morning, with increasing sunshine into the afternoon and a high of 49 degrees.

WEEKEND: Our weekend will start off with temperatures around 55 degrees on Saturday, with partly sunny skies. There will be a slight chance for a little wintry mix Saturday night into early Sunday morning, with overnight low temperatures around 32 degrees by Sunday morning. After a little wintry mix possible early Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon will feature partly sunny skies, with a high of 46 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Temperatures will be chilly next week, with high temperatures around 41 degrees on Monday. Tuesday will be colder, with a high of 35 degrees, and the chance for some snow late in the day. Colder temperatures will continue for Wednesday and Thursday, with a high of 32 on Wednesday and a high of 30 degrees on Thursday.

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