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Severe weather expected for Central Kentucky

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By Jesse Osbourne

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a significant severe weather outbreak is expected across much of Central Kentucky this afternoon and evening.

"It cannont be stressed enough that there is a significant threat for severe and tornadic thunderstorms this afternoon and evening," according to the NWS. Please stay abreast of the current situation, as quick action will be needed since any thunderstorms this afternoon will pose a significant threat to life and property."

According to the NWS, "a strong low pressure system over Missouri will continue to develop and move towards Ohio. This is currently pushing a warm front across the region, bringing with it widespread showers and thunderstorms throughout Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana. These storms through the noon hour will be capable of producing large hail and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and brief heavy rain fall. This warm front will push north of the region by midday and we will see a lull in precipitation."

The storms will begin, according to the NWS, "most likely around the I-65 corridor during the early afternoon hours. Roughly around 2 to 4 p.m."

Those storms will produce large hail, damaging winds and some tornadoes, possibly long-track and very damaging tornadoes, as well.

According to the NWS, the storms will reach South Central Kentucky and the Bluegrass region after 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., and will still remain severe or tornadic.