National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
May 19, 2017
Severe Weather

A stalled front stretched from west to east across the middle part of the area provided a focus for shower and thundertorm development during the afternoon and early evening hours on May 19th. As a decaying MCV across Indiana tracked east during the early afternoon hours, increasing low-level instability allowed for thunderstorms to develop in east-central Indiana. These storms, aided by ample instability, tracked along and south of the stalled front, producing numerous reports of wind damage and even some hail. Although the storms were generally moving fairly quickly, intense rainfall rates lead to some high rainfall totals between 1-2 inches across parts of northern Kentucky.