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Heavy rain and strong storms overnight

Best severe chances north and west of Lexington.
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Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 14:30:08-04

Rounds of heavy rain and storms will fire back up tonight. Strong and severe storms are possible with the best chances near the Ohio River in northern Kentucky to the west of Lexington. Strong to severe storms will enter central Kentucky closer to midnight and continue through Friday morning. The storms will be weakening as the they get closer to I-75. Damaging winds and heavy rain are the top threats. Some hail and isolated tornadoes are possible, but chances are better farther west. A Flash Flood Watch has been posted along a line similar to the greatest severe potential. One to two inches of additional rain are possible. Locally higher amounts will contribute to increased chances for flash flooding.

Storms are expected to weaken as they cross I-75 Friday morning. It will remain warm and gusty during the first half of the day. Temperatures will steadily drop behind the cold front. We are anticipating a chillier weekend with highs near 50° and morning lows in the upper 20s to near freezing. On the brighter side, this will be the first weekend of spring. The Vernal Equinox occurs at 11:50 PM tonight.