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Strong Storm Threat Sunday

Posted at 4:39 PM, Apr 13, 2019

Tomorrow will be a more active day for us with the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms. A potent low will rush out of Texas towards Kentucky overnight. It the process it will ramp up our chances for storms. Activity looks to come in two waves – one in the morning and a second during the afternoon – but there are still some question marks.

Morning round: Widespread rain with embedded storms will arrive pre-dawn as the warm front lifts through the area. Some storms could be on the strong side with gusty winds, heavy rain, and small hail. Activity will weaken as it pushes east.

Afternoon round: Still some uncertainty here as to the intensity of any afternoon activity. If we see some mid-day sun then yes, additional strong to severe storms will develop and all severe threats will be on the table. We will have to closely watch any late-day development. The passage of the cold front around sunset will shut down the severe threat and any remaining storms.

Even outside of any storms it will be a windy day. A Wind Advisory has already been issued for eastern Kentucky. Gusts up to 40 mph are possible during the afternoon. Tree limbs and branches may be brought down and lead to power outages.

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