Last night's storm brought LOTS of wind and rain!
Last nights's storms resulted in more than 300 reports of high wind and wind damage across the region with winds as estimated as high as 70 mph!
Locally, winds were recorded as high as 62 mph in the Shively area where several trees were knocked down and LG&E reported more than 6,000 were without power during the height of the storm.
Despite the wind damage, these storms did have their benefits.
Soaking rains on the order of one to two inches were measured throughout the metro area.
According to Doppler radar, some areas (in red) picked up between two and three inches of beneficial rainfall!
In the wake of last night's storms, we are left with some absolultely gorgeous weather conditions.
Currently in Louisville the temperature is in the mid 70's with low humidity and a good deal fo sunshine.
To our east, the frontal system that was responsible for last nights storms, continues to create havoc along the east coast where many watches and warnings are in effect. Earlier, a tornado touched down in parts of New York City.
Fortunately for us, high pressure will build into the region over the next few days providing us with some spectacular early fall-like weather in the days ahead.
Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell