Storms Across Much of Kentucky Not Expected to Be Severe

Apr 28, 2014

Credit NWS

The storms that have pounded much of Kentucky are part of a large system of severe weather that spawned tornadoes in Arkansas and elsewhere. 

However, the system passing through this afternoon and through tonight is expected to be much weaker. 

"There is a possibility that a watch could be issued for very far southern Kentucky later this afternoon," says Meteorologist Tom Reaugh with the National Weather Service in Louisville.

The WKU Public Radio listening area could experience winds around 40 mph, but Reaugh says the main issue will be heavy rainfall.

"Some of those storms can put down some pretty heavy rain pretty quickly and lead to local flash flooding issues, so that's something to watch out for," he adds.

Western Kentucky is under a flood watch this evening.  So far, no other watches or warnings are in effect.