Damaging Winds, Tornadoes Possible for Kentucky, Lower Ohio Valley Over Holiday Weekend


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Louisville, KY – Severe weather is expected to impact Kentucky and the Lower Ohio Valley on Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning of potential damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, and localized flooding. This threat extends through the Memorial Day holiday, potentially disrupting weekend plans.

According to the National Weather Service in Louisville, storms could begin as early as Sunday morning, starting off isolated and scattered. However, the intensity and coverage are expected to increase significantly by Sunday afternoon and continue into Sunday night. The severe weather threat may persist into the early hours of Monday, raising concerns for those traveling or participating in outdoor activities over the holiday weekend.

The National Weather Service advises residents to stay vigilant and have multiple methods to receive weather alerts. Setting up alerts on mobile devices, staying indoors away from windows during a storm, and seeking shelter immediately when warnings are issued are recommended precautions. The key hazards include damaging winds, large hail, and the possibility of tornadoes, with the highest risk areas highlighted in the enhanced risk zone on weather maps.

The forecast for Monday indicates the potential for a few scattered to isolated storms as the severe weather threat gradually diminishes. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 80s, with lingering storm activity possibly affecting morning and early afternoon plans.

As the region braces for this severe weather event, it is crucial for the public to remain informed and prepared. Stay tuned to local news channels, NOAA weather radio, and the National Weather Service’s updates for the latest information and safety instructions.


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