Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now in Effect for Tristate
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of the WBKR listening area. In fact, the storm system has already spawned one severe storm and Tornado Warning in western Kentucky. It continues to move to the east.
According to the National Weather Service . . . Strong gusty winds are expected with showers and isolated storms moving across the area.
At 130 PM, a line of heavy rain showers extended near Mount Vernon, Indiana to just west of Cadiz Kentucky. The line was moving rapidly to the east. Through mid afternoon, expect the showers and isolated storms to produce wind gusts 40 to 50 mph across portions of southwest Indiana into the Kentucky Pennyrile region. Higher gusts expected across west Kentucky.
Stay tuned for additional statements and possible warnings. Even though there are no current tornado watches in effect for our immediate area, the atmosphere is favorable for the possibility of a brief tornado or two along with isolated wind gusts around 60 mph, that may result in some tree damage and possibly a few power outages.