Severe thunderstorm watch issued for this evening

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A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for much of central and eastern Kentucky until 10pm. This watch includes Lexington, Richmond, Frankfort, Georgetown, Covington, Morehead and Ashland.

A line of thunderstorms will dive southeastward into the state this evening. Damaging wind is the primary threat from these storms. Small hail, torrential rain and a lot of lightning will also be possible.

The prime time for these storms to rumble through will be from 6pm to 9pm.

A cold front will cross the state tonight and usher in cooler and drier weather for the next few days.