The University of Louisville will cancel classes and close offices starting at 1:00pm today due to the threat of severe weather. Classes beginning at 1:00pm or later are canceled. Supervisors are advised to allow staff to leave on a staggered schedule beginning at noon. All staff must consult with their supervisor before leaving. UofL Outpatient […]
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 […]
Today we’re looking back at the weekend. On the national level, that means a review of the action at the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames. And on the local level, it means an update on where things stand after Saturday’s storm. In total, about 30,000 customers of Duke and LG&E are waiting for the power […]
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has declared a disaster emergency for 34 counties hard-hit by recent severe weather and flooding. The state Department of Homeland Security’s Arvin Copeland says the declaration is a step toward a possible request for federal aid for the counties, many of which were affected by Ohio River flooding. “We will go […]
With the Ohio River currently five feet over the flood stage and more rain expected, the National Weather Service’s flash flood watches and warnings continue for much of the area, including Louisville. The NWS further says the worst may be yet to come, as rainfall is expected to continue throughout and the coming days. All of […]
After last night’s storms, New Albany/Floyd County schools are closed today. Floyd County Head Start is also closed. Greater Clark County Schools is running 2 hours late today. While we’re at it, as of 7 a.m., about 6,200 LG&E and KU customers are without power. Duke Energy reports about 9,000 customers without power in the […]
Winds in excess of 60 mph downed trees and power lines during last night’s storms, and knocked out power to more than 20,000 homes in the metro area. As of 5:30am, LG&E and KU report that about 7,000 customers are without power, as crews work to restore electricity. The storms caused some scattered property damage […]
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 same system also swept across Indiana, leaving some 60,000 utility customers without power, inlcuding 40,000 Duke Energy customers in central and southern Indiana.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in Pike and Shelby counties, hard hit by thunderstorms and flash floods Saturday evening.