Today is a WKYT First Alert Severe Weather Day as the threat of strong to severe storms moves into the Bluegrass later this afternoon and evening.
We'll start the day with showers and some storms capable of bringing in heavy rain and gusty winds. This is all ahead of a warm front moving in from the southwest that should push daytime highs into the low 70s and mid to high 60s. Keep in mind...this same front has led to the development of tornadoes in Kansas Friday evening.
With the heating of the day and a cold front moving in behind the warm front, strong storms could make the turn to severe quite quickly. These storms are likely to bring large hail, heavy rain, damaging winds and cloud-to-ground lightning. Tornado development is possible too.
The greatest threat for severe weather will be south of Interstate 64.
Aside from the tornadic threat, heavy rainfall of 1"-2" could lead to local high water issues.
This storm system will move away on Sunday with some lingering showers left behind for the early morning hours. By the afternoon, clearing skies (and cooler air left behind the storm) will bring partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to low 60s.
Buckle up...today's going to be an interesting day. Above all else, stay safe.
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