WESTERN KENTUCKY (1/29/13) – The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a chance for some severe weather throughout the region from this afternoon throughout Wednesday.
According to NWS officials, southerly winds are expected to increase considerably after 3:00 PM as a cold front begins to move into the area. A wind advisory has been issued for the majority of Western Kentucky. The wind advisory will continue from this evening until Wednesday at 3:00 PM.
Winds are expected to gust up to 45 MPH, with an average sustaining blow of 20-30 MPH.
Along with the dangerous winds comes a second issue, and that is rain. Thunderstorms are predicted with a 20 percent chance this afternoon, jumping up to 90 percent through the night. Wednesday there is a 100 percent chance of thunderstorms. Local citizens are asked to consider the fact that the earth is already highly saturated with moisture from recent weather issues, thus creating a major chance of standing water and flooding in low-lying areas.
If you are traveling from this evening until Wednesday evening, be prepared to use caution with the strong winds and rising water levels.
Information provided by the National Weather Service
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