High Winds Could Precede Severe Storms!
As expected, we have gotten off to a windy start on your Sunday. With a cloudy sky, winds are currently gusting over 30 mph at the airport with parts of the area already reporting winds near 40 mph!
A Wind Advisory has been posted for all of Kentuckiana thru 8 PM. South winds are expected to gust as high as 40 or 45 mph!
In addition, there is a Slight Risk of severe storms for the entire region as well.
Although damaging winds will be the primary threat with this system, the Storm Prediction Center has us in a 5% area for tornadoes. Meaning, there is a slim chance for a few tornadoes with the strongest storms that develop later today.
A current look at radar is showing just a few scattered showers across our western counties.
Looking ahead, AdvanceTrak is showing that showers should be limited to our western counties through early this afternoon.
It's by late this afternoon and into this evening that strong storms will be possible. AT is showing a broken line of storms develolping by around 6 PM this evening and pushes it into parts of the metro between say 5 and 7 PM. THESE STORMS COULD BE SEVERE!
The latest computer data suggests that strong storms could persist into mid evening for our eastern and southern counties. These too will need to be watched carefully.
Marc Weinberg will be in later this afternoon to keep you up to date.
Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell