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06/16/2013

Heavy storms approaching metro Louisville.

After a few showers and storms this morning, despite a very warm and muggy airmass, most of the day has been dry in the metro area on this Father's Day so far.  That looks to change soon.

The visible satellite image is showing the storm clouds bubbling up for areas along and north of I-64.

Sat vis

A heavy, slow moving cell has developed over the last half hour or so over Northeastern Jefferson County and into Southern Oldham County near Crestwood.

Rad3

A wider view of Kentuckiana shows some showers across our southeastern counties that are diminishing.  To the north, it has been raining for much of the day across parts of Lawrence, Orange, Jackson and Jennings Counties.  

More recently, we've seen storms popping up along or just north of I-64 near Frankfort, through metro Louisville. 

Rad

The heaviest storms have fired up to the west over portions of Crawford and Perry Counties where a strong storm is producing a tremendous amount of lightning and some gusty winds.  

Rad2

These storms are feeding off abundant moisture and warmth.  Now that we've entered peak heating, I expect storms to continue to expand as they move to the east.  

This means metro Louisville is in line for storm heavy thunderstorm activity over the next hour or two.  

Although widespread severe weather is not anticipated, a few strong storms capable of gusty winds to 40 or 50 mph and very heavy rainfall can be expected.

 

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Corydon is getting hit hard by this storm ( 5miles outside of town) going towards Brandenburg

Thanks for the report Tammy. Let me know if you see any damage.

lanesville is having high winds and heavey at the present time but is moving towards georgetown

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