The thunderstorm action has been underway since around 4 pm with multiple severe thunderstorm warnings across the Bluegrass and eastern KY. As we head on through the evening, there is another line that will be traveling through, and some storms could be just as strong as earlier with hail being the worst of the threats, but tornado potential is not zero. We have already had several reports of large hail from quarter size to egg size across our viewing area particularly in Franklin and Laurel counties. Rain has been torrential as well, and lightning has been vivid. High winds can be expected in thunderstorms, up to or in excess of 50 mph at times. Areas just west of Lexington especially over near I-65 are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 pm and the rest of southern and eastern KY will be under the Watch until 10 pm. The entire viewing area is under a slight risk for severe storms for the rest of today. Flooding is a minor concern due to the fact that the same places hit with heavy rain yesterday could also see it again today. Be weather aware this evening and keep it tuned to LEX 18 for the latest.
Thunderstorm action underway
Chance for more strong storms through evening
Posted at 3:40 PM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 18:36:01-04
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