Top Storm Threat: Strong Winds

Posted at 7:31 AM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 07:31:24-04

Today is already off to a roaring start. As a potent low rushed out of Texas it sent widespread showers with embedded thundershowers into Kentucky this morning. This swath of rain will push east and fizzle in the process by late-morning.

We are expecting a mid-day lull. Some sunshine may poke through the clouds, allowing temperatures will surge into the 70s. This will add “fuel” to the atmosphere. Isolated to scattered strong/severe thunderstorms will be possible as a cold front interacts with the higher amounts of instability. Damaging winds are the top threat, but all other severe threats are also 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. Gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible through this evening. Tree limbs and branches may be brought down and lead to power outages.