Tornado Watch Issued For Louisville Area, Points West

(Louisville, KY) -The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the Louisville and points west until 5 p.m. this afternoon.

Primary threats include tornadoes, scattered damaging wind and large hail.

 

Here is the the full statement from the National Weather Service regarding the Tornado Watch.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued:

* A Tornado Watch for portions of extreme southeastern Illinois, central and southern Indiana, western and central Kentucky and parts of western Ohio.

* Effective this Thursday morning and afternoon from 1045 AM until 500 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...several tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible, scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely and isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible.

SUMMARY...Broken band of supercells is spreading rapidly northeastward across western Kentucky, and the trend should continue into the afternoon across southern Indiana and potentially reach western Ohio this afternoon. The fast moving storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, a couple of which could be strong, along with damaging winds and isolated large hail. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles west of Fort Campbell KY to 25 miles north northeast of Muncie IN.

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