Sep 7, 2012 1:05 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather alert for most of the Bluegrass region for Friday night and into Saturday morning as severe storms are expected to move through the area.
The counties under the alert are Adair, Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Casey, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Mercer, Nicholas, Russell, Scott, Shelby, Taylor, Washington and Woodford.
As the atmosphere becomes warm and unstable Friday, scattered thunderstorms may develop late in the afternoon or early evening. A few of these storms may become severe with damaging winds, large hail and brief heavy rainfall.
The best chances for storms will be along and west of Interstate 65. Late Friday evening, a powerful squall line is forecast to push across southern Indiana and central Kentucky. The line should reach the Bluegrass area around 2 a.m.
Damaging winds will be the main threat with this line of storms. A few tornadoes will be possible as well. Torrential rains can also be expected.
LEX 18 is tracking this developing weather situation and will have the latest on LEX 18 News beginning at 4.