6:30am Weather Update: Strong Winds, With Storms Likely Today

by Todd Mundt on April 4, 2011

Strong winds continue in the Louisville Metro this morning, with gusts as high as 25-30 mph. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until midnight tonight. Forecasters say wind gusts could be as high as 45 mph at times.

A strong low pressure system will move across the Great Lakes today, dragging a cold front through the metro area. Ahead of this cold front, there’s a moist and moderately unstable airmass which could set the stage for severe storms in Louisville and southern Indiana this afternoon and evening as the front passes.

The main thunderstorm threat will be widespread damaging winds… associated with a strengthening squall line. The prime areas will be in Kentucky east of Interstate 65 in the late afternoon and early evening. An isolated tornado and large hail are possible as well. Heavy rainfall with widespread 1 to 3 inch rainfall amounts appears likely.

We’ll keep an eye on the situation throughout the day.

National Weather Service Special Weather Statement

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