Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley County until 11 p.m. While the worst of the weather held off this afternoon, it looks like we will still see some strong storms later tonight, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. These storms will likely feature strong winds and hail, with heavy rain and an isolated tornado (mainly possible in the Cumberland Valley/I-75 corridor) being the secondary threats. Keep it locked here for the latest.
Kentucky could see one of the worst corn crops in nearly 30 years, thanks to the hottest July on record.
An average statewide corn yield of 65 bushels an acre is predicted this year.
That’s down 74 bushels from last year’s crop.
It would be the lowest yield since the 1983 crop produced 48 bushels per acre.