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Severe Thunderstorms Possible Late Friday into Friday Night

Severe thunderstorms will be possible from around 9 PM Friday until 3 AM Saturday. The primary threat will be damaging wind gusts around 60 mph, with a smaller threat for hail. A brief isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Please be alert and check back for updates and additional details. Read More >

Aviation Weather Discussion for Eastern Kentucky

(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night) ISSUED AT 1240 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017 A mix of high and even a narrow band of lower clouds are moving across eastern KY at this late night hour. The good news is we are looking at VFR conditions for the TAF sites, with lowest band of clouds staying at or around to 5 KFT level. Now some of the valley locales have decoupled this evening and therefore some will see patchy fog. The other concern is a increasing LLJ, as 850MB winds increase ahead of strengthening surface and upper level system progresses east. Therefore kept the LLWS in the forecast starting around 08Z to 12Z timeframe. Places that will have to best chance of seeing the stronger jet will be Lake Cumberland and Bluegrass regions. This will mix out by around 14Z and by tomorrow afternoon we will see some of these stronger winds mix down leading to gusty conditions. Think again the better mixing will occur across the Lake Cumberland and Bluegrass regions where 25 to 30 mph gusts are possible. We are continuing to monitor the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms to round out the TAF period. Right now a line of storms is expected to move into areas west of a line from Sandy Hook, to Jackson, to Middlesboro at or around 04Z to 06Z. The main threat with any stronger storms would be for damaging wind gusts.

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