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Thunderstorms In The Forecast For Today And Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of south central Indiana and central Kentucky. There are no watches or warnings in effect.

Thunderstorms this morning moving south of Indianapolis will mainly affect areas north of a Paoli to Louisville to New Castle line through mid morning. The main threats will be dangerous lightning...brief locally heavy rain...and a few wind gusts to 35 miles per hour.

An airmass is expected to become unstable this afternoon along a weak front. Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening with the greatest threat north and east of a Salem, Indiana to Louisville to Harrodsburg to Lancaster line. A few of the storms could become severe with damaging winds...brief heavy rainfall and cloud to ground lightning as the main threats.

Another storm complex is expected to develop over Illinois tonight and slowly move toward Kentucky by sunrise tomorrow. They're to interact with a weak front that has stalled out over central Kentucky. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight. The main hazards will be with cloud to ground lightning...strong gusty winds and brief periods of heavy rainfall. The greatest likelihood of storms will be north of the Martha Layne Collins-Bluegrass Parkway.

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