Heat and humidity will increase late this week with heat index readings of 100 to 105 possible by Friday and Saturday.
OVERNIGHT SUNDAY – MONDAY MORNING
Most vulnerable period will late morning into the afternoon.
The biggest threat is SEVERE straight line winds in front of the storm front, torrential rain and potential for hail.
Later Monday afternoon / evening chance of isolated cells with extremely strong thunderstorms / hail could pass through the area.
OVERNIGHT MONDAY – TUESDAY MORNING
Significant chance of strong, damaging winds, hail and lightning.
Flash flooding will also be a significant concern
Slight chance of potential tornado formation
Even greater chance of strong, damaging winds in front of storms. Estimate gusts 60-70 mph.
PRIMARY THREATS (in likely order):
Severe, damaging straight line winds
- Torrential rain and associated flash flooding
All agencies with personnel operating outside should pay close attention to the waves of storms that will pass through this area…. Additionally, ensure outside equipment / supplies that could become airborne in strong winds have been secured. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.. There have been multiple water rescues in the greater Bluegrass area due to flash flooding. Streets / culverts can be quickly overwhelmed due to the torrential downpours associated with these storms.