Timing Shifted To Later Today For Severe Storms

Timing Shifted To Later Today For Severe Storms


According to information released earlier this morning from the National Weather Service, the timing of the severe storms moving into the Kentuckiana area has shifted from 2-4p to between 6-11p. 

Scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop this afternoon across western KY and middle TN and track northeast across central KY and southeastern IN through the afternoon and evening.

South Central KY has the highest chance for tornadoes and very large hail.

Thinking remains largely the same as yesterday with all severe weather threats possible. South central KY has been upgraded to a moderate risk. The potential for very large hail and possibly a stronger, long track tornado or two is higher in this region.
Scattered storms will develop to the south and west and quickly track northeast, becoming strong to severe. 
Discrete cells and line segments will continue to move northeast across the region between 6 and 11p bringing strong storms into parts of the WSLM Listening Area in Southern Indiana and the Kentucky area. 
The highest threat in this storm is for large hail greater than 1” likely with any severe storm. Isolated instances of hail greater than 2” possible in Moderate Risk area.
The NWS said tornadoes are possible with any supercell.
The potential for strong, long track tornadoes in the Moderate Risk area is moving closer to a medium threat risk.
The Moderate Risk area is in the Bowling Green and Campbellsville area of southern Kentucky, and northern Tennessee. The rest of the threat area is only in an Enhanced Risk area. 
Damaging winds of greater than 60 mph possible with any severe storm across the region.
As a result of the original timing of the storm to be between 2-4p in the Washington County area, Salem and Eastern Schools have made the decision to dismiss school early. (see related story at https://wslmradio.com/2017/04/04/schools-dismissing-early-ahead-of-severe-weather-wednesday/)