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An intense line of thunderstorms developed late this afternoon across south-central Kentucky as daytime heating and increasing instability combined with a passing upper level disturbance. Numerous reports of wind damage were reported across the Lake Cumberland region and along the Interstate 75 corridor. This included multiple trees and power poles/lines being knocked down, as well as a couple of roofs being significantly damaged. This line of storms initially produced sub-severe hail, signifying its intensity in a rather warm summertime environment. One instance of flooding was reported in Mount Vernon as several days of moderate to heavy rainfall preceded heavy rain moving through this evening. Additional wind damage took place throughout southeastern Kentucky as this line raced east, resulting in additional downed trees and utility equipment.

A cloud to ground lightning strike produced from a storm entering Bee Lick in Pulaski County. Courtesy Greg Cundiff.
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