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Kentucky Press News Service
The National Weather Service office in Louisville has issued a special weather statement stressing there is a significant threat for severe and tornadic thunderstorms this afternoon and evening for Central Kentucky.
Strong storms are expected to erupt around the I-65 corridor during the early afternoon hours - from 2-4 p.m. EST.
These storms will produce large hail, damaging winds and some tornadoes. Some could stay on the ground for long periods.
The situation could worsen from 4-5 p.m. EST with storms moving east from along the I-65 corridor toward the Bluegrass Region and Southcentral Kentucky.
Effected counties, according to the weather service, include:
Hancock, Breckinridge, Meade, Ohio, Grayson, Hardin, Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Trimble, Spencer, Anderson, Woodford, Fayette, Bourbon, Nicholas, Nelson, Washington, Mercer, Jessamine, Clark, LaRue, Marion, Boyle, Garrard, Madison, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Green, Taylor, Casey, Lincoln, Logan, Warren, Simpson, Allen, Barren, Monroe, Adair, Russell, Cumberland, Clinton and Metcalfe.