Severe weather threat for Thursday

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We're gearing up for a very active weather day across the bluegrass state on Thursday.

The first item up for business will be the potential the another round of late night showers and thunderstorms rolling in. This action will be ahead of a warm front that swings northward across the state.

Skies behind this warm front will clear up and temps will take off. We could hit 70 before the afternoon is through. Wind gusts of 40mph or higher will also be possible during the day.

As this is happening… an area of low pressure is deepening and working from the plains into the western Great Lakes. Instability is being drawn northward ahead of this storm and trailing cold front. That will help ignite rounds of strong and severe storms in western Kentucky during the afternoon. That action will likely congeal into a squall line that races eastward through the evening.

That bad boy looks to be rolling quickly eastward across Kentucky and is likely to contain damaging winds. A few tornado spin ups will also be possible.