Strong-to-severe storms on the way Wednesday
A line of strong thunderstorms will be pushing through the region on Wednesday
We are tracking the threat of strong-to-severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening Wednesday. Southeastern Kentucky remains in Level 2 Severe Risk. While the northern half of our viewing area is under a Level 1 Severe Risk. Our main threat will be damaging wind gusts but a quick spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out in southeast Kentucky. The greatest threat for severe weather will be during the afternoon and early evening, but we could see some strong showers and a few storms during the late morning hours in areas west of I-75.
The Lake Cumberland region through southeast Kentucky will be the area that we could see a quick spin-up tornado. The more late morning and early afternoon sunshine that we see, the greater the risk for severe weather will be. Less sunshine and we will likely see less of a risk for severe weather, mainly just gusty winds and period of heavy rain showers. Tennessee and Georgia will be the area of the country with the greatest risk for severe weather today. A Level 3 Risk for severe weather has been issued for these locations.
Showers move eastward this evening and will be mostly out of our viewing area before midnight. Overnight skies will be clearing and temperatures will drop in to the upper 30s and low 40s. Breezy winds are expected as the front passes as well. Westerly winds of 5-15 mph will be possible, with wind gusts as high as 25-35 mph.
ABC 36 HOUR FORECAST
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and strong storms. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s. Winds: S 5-15 mph, gusts upwards of 25-30 mph.
WENDESDAY NIGHT: Showers and storms exit eastward, skies clearing. Lows in the upper 30s and low 40s.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny skies and a few stray showers possible. Highs in the low-to-mid 50s.
Cold temperatures and rain/snow showers remain in the forecast for Friday into Saturday. Temperatures will struggle to reach the low-to-mid 40s. The best chance of a few snow showers mixing in will be early Friday morning and then once again throughout the day on Saturday.