Severe storms possible this evening, damaging winds will be the main threat

(WYMT) - Our Severe Weather Alert Day continues through Thursday as an enhanced risk has been issued from the Storm Prediction Center for strong-severe storms Thursday night.

There is a Wind Advisory in effect until 8 p.m. for the western half of the area, including I-75 and west. Areas east of the I-75 corridor have the Wind Advisory out until 1 a.m. Friday.

Tonight
Warm air continues to surge in today with highs in the mid-upper 70s. Showers and storms continue to push across the Commonwealth from west to east. There have been plenty of tornado warnings out to the west today but as the line moves towards the mountains, we do expect this to turn into a more damaging wind threat.

Right now, the timeline for any severe storms looks to be between 6 and midnight, depending on your location. The further east you are, the later you'll see those storms.

The main threats are damaging wind and hail, but a brief isolated tornado can't be ruled out, especially in the counties under the slight and enhanced risk.

Be sure to stay updated with us here at WYMT. We will break into programming as needed tonight. We will also begin posting hourly updates to the weather app this afternoon.

Extended Forecast
Highs on Friday will be at midnight. As of now, it looks to be in the upper 50s to lower 60s before temperatures fall into the upper 40s by the afternoon. Rain chances will linger early, especially in far Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia.

The first half of the weekend looks dry, but much colder. We'll see sun mixed with clouds on Saturday with highs only in the 40s.

Hopefully, the luck of the Irish will keep us dry for St. Patrick's Day on Sunday. Fingers crossed! As of now, models like an isolated rain chance late Sunday and into Monday.



 
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