Monitoring the severe weather threat

Chief Meteorologist Shane Smith has the latest on the severe weather potential.

It's been a busy day in the Sky Alert Weather Center as showers and thunderstorms have rolled through Southern and Eastern Kentucky.  It seems the hardest hit area was Evarts in Harlan County where several buildings were damaged by strong winds.  We have a chance of a few more strong storms tonight, but the chances are severe weather will be a bit limited during the night.  Without the daytime heating those storms will lack the fuel necessary to really pop up.

However the severe threat may be waning, the risk of flooding is on the increase.  By the time all is said and done with this storm system most of the region will pick up over an inch and half of rain.  In fact some isolated locations may make a run at 3 inches.  If you live in a flood prone area be sure to keep a close eye on water levels the next few days.  

Here's today's tracking tools:



Today's Risk Area:

Possible Watches:




As always keep it with WYMT for the very latest.

-Shane Smith

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