WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed May 14, 2014
Kentucky Could See Severe Storms This Afternoon, Evening
Update: 7:09 p.m.
The Tornado Watch has been extended through 8 p.m. central/9 p.m. eastern. Bowling Green and Somerset are now under a Flash Flood Watch.
Update: 5:50 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Paducah says a line of strong storms in Muhlenberg and Todd counties is expected to move out around 6:30 p.m. or so. Also, a Flood Advisory has been issued for the greater Owensboro area.
Update 4:44 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Muhlenberg and Todd Counties until 5:30 p.m. CDT. Forecasters say the storm could contain 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail.
Update 4:38 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of Allen, Barren, Green, Hart, Metcalfe and Monroe counties until 7 p.m. CDT tonight.
The possibility of strong to severe storms, possibly even tornadoes exists for Wednesday afternoon and evening for much of Kentucky. The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. central/8 p.m. eastern. The watch means atmospheric conditions could produce a tornado.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout the night and into Thursday morning. Rain chances are forecast to taper off as we head toward the weekend.