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Severe Weather Overnight and An Increasing Flood Threat

Severe Weather Overnight and An Increasing Flood Threat

by Monty Webb

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 11:59 PM

Strong to Severe Storms Overnight

Showers and storms will contiue this evening with locally strong winds and heavy rain.  Many areas around Kentuckiana have all ready received between 1-3" of rain and with more rain on the way this will increase our flood threat.

Severe storms are firing up from MO to TX ahead of a strong cold front.  These storms will be moving through the region between 1-7am Friday.  We could see strong to severe storms earlier as storms continue to develop along a warm front.

Severe Risk

All of Kentuckiana remains under a slight risk for strong/severe storms through tomorrow morning.  The greatest risk for severe weather is to our west.

Main Threats

The best chance for severe storms will be between 1-7am Friday.  Damaging winds, heavy rain and hail are posssible overnight.  There is a very slight chance we could see an isolated quick spin-up tornado as the line of storms move through the region.

Tornado Threat

The tornado threat remains very low overnight, just 5% for our far western counties and even lower for everyone else.  If we do see a tornado it will be a quick spin-up that develops along the squall line and will be short lived.

Flooding Threat

I am getting a little concerned about the increasing threat of flooding.  We have already received between 1-3 inches of rain and more is on the way!  National Weather Service has Flood Watches and Warnings up for all of Kentuckiana.

Do not attempt to drive into areas were water is covering the road.  Remember... Turn around, don't drown.

Timing

The line of storms arrives in our western counties around 1am.

I-65 corridor and Metro Louisville between 2:30-3:30am

Storms weaken as they move east of I-65

Lingering showers and storms (locally strong with heavy rain possible) over southern counties until 8-9am

Drying and clearing after noon.

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