A collision of warm and cold fronts is expected to touch off potentially severe thunderstorms, mostly over western Kentucky.
Forecasters said a developing low pressure system will track along the Ohio River Valley and drive first a warm front and then a cold front eastward across Kentucky.
By late this afternoon and this evening, low pressure developing to our west will bring a more organized threat for strong to severe thunderstorms. The strongest storms will bring damaging winds and hail, as well as frequent to excessive cloud to ground lightning and heavy rain. Also, along the warm front near the Ohio River late this afternoon and evening an isolated tornado is possible.
Rain is forecast statewide as the system moves eastward, but the severe weather chance is diminished for central and eastern Kentucky.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)