It’s been an interesting last day for 2018 so far. Heavy rain associated with a warm front lifting north was responsible for wet roads through the morning. We’ve had a small break in the widespread rain for the middle of the day, but we’re not out of the woods yet. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms marches east and will be with us this evening. As of now, things are mild and breezy. The StormTracker Severe Threat Index continues as a Level ONE or SLIGHT.
The line of storms is expected to move into the Bluegrass and counties between I-65 and I-75 between 4 pm and 7 pm. Torrential rain and lightning are possible. Main threats will be strong wind gusts. Thunderstorm wind gusts could range between 40 and 60 mph. Small hail is also possible. The line looks to cross I-75 around 6 pm. As it does storms will become disorganized and will lose strength. The chance for severe storms diminished greatly as the line breaks up and continues into eastern counties. That said, severe storms are still possible with damaging wind gusts. All of the main event seems to cross out of Kentucky before the ball drops. For those looking to get outdoors for fireworks, it will be damp and breezy tonight. For those thinking of traveling to and from parties, roads will be slippery and wind will make driving difficult at times. The weather pattern calms for a couple of day as we kick off 2019.