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Severe Weather Likely For Louisville Area Today

by Rick Howlett on March 2, 2012

The Louisville area is braced for another round of severe weather today.

The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening and could produce damaging winds, large hail and possible tornados throughout the area.

Cooler conditions are expected for the rest of the weekend, with highs Saturday only in the upper 40s.

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Mild Winter Brings Welcome Respite and Mixed Blessings

by Rick Howlett February 24, 2012

Listen to the story: This winter could to go into the books as one of this region’s milder cold weather seasons. The moderate conditions have been a welcome relief to most, but a mixed blessing to some. You might think south Louisville hardware store owner Mike Girard has been taking a financial hit with slower […]

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Rainfall Records Set In Parts Of Kentucky

by admin December 6, 2011

From Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky cities such as Louisville and Paducah have set records for rainfall this year. Eastern and southern parts of the commonwealth haven’t received history-making precipitation, but have still recorded significant amounts. John Jacobson, the chief meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, cautions against reading too much into the causes […]

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Heavy Rains Prompt Flood Alerts

by Rick Howlett December 5, 2011

A flood watch has been posted for the Louisville area, as heavy rain is expected to continue through tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service says local rainfall amounts could exceed two inches, with higher amounts to the north, where flood warnings are in effect for about a dozen counties in southern and central Indiana. Motorists […]

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Temps Not Record-Breaking But Heat Warnings Continue

by Kyle Durbin July 19, 2011

The National Weather Service is predicting the heat index for Louisville to be mostly in the triple digits for the next week. While we won’t experience record-breaking temperatures, this is expected to be the longest heat wave Louisville has experienced this year. National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon says the combination of high temperatures and […]

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Kentucky Oaks Today: Traffic and Weather Together

by Todd Mundt May 6, 2011

With Derby officials predicting a good turnout for the races and other festivities, here’s the all important reminder about traffic. As is the case every year, there are plenty of street closings. As they say, know before you go. Look here for road closings and no parking areas. Look here for information on items allowed […]

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Flooding Possible Amid More Rain

by Dalton Main May 2, 2011

The National Weather Service in Louisville says additional rain predicted for this week could cause additional flooding. Erin Rau with the National Weather Service says up to two inches of rain could fall today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) and that could exacerbate conditions in flood-prone areas that are not near the Ohio River. “We […]

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River Likely to Top 33 Feet Friday

by Gabe Bullard April 26, 2011

Heavy rain tomorrow is expected to exacerbate flooding in Louisville, but the full effects won’t be seen until later in the week. National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan says rain will fall off and on tonight  and pickup tomorrow shortly after sunrise. It will continue throughout the day, bringing enough water to raise the Ohio […]

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Severe Weather Expected to Last Until Early Evening

by Gabe Bullard April 4, 2011

Severe weather is expected for the next few hours in Louisville and southern Indiana.

A cold front is moving east and pushing an unstable air mass through the region. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Schoettmer says the storms will likely last until about 4:00 this afternoon.

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

by Todd Mundt 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.

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