A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is out for for much of northern and eastern Kentucky until 9 p.m. This is just east of the Lexington metro.
Showers have filled the region through much of the day, which has helped keep us more stable. The main severe weather threat comes this evening and into the night. Damaging winds, hail and possible tornadoes. The main action should begin around the 7pm-10pm time frame.
Storms will calm down into much of Tuesday, but pick back up that evening and night with potential severe storms. The main threat with these will be damaging winds and hail. Once these storms roll out of here on early Wednesday morning we can expect all thunderstorm activity to be over with the rest of the week.
Even though the storms will be out of here, the shower chance will stay put heading into the weekend. Temperatures will also slack off from the 70s and head toward the 50s and 60s through Saturday before bouncing back to the 60s and 70s on Sunday.
We are declaring today as a First Alert Severe Weather Day.
Meteorologist Micah Harris