Update: 5pm, Thursday, March 14
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for counties just west of Lexington until 10 pm.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.
Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.
The High Wind Warning has expired.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for Lexington and Fayette County until 11 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Expect sustained winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 50 to 60 mph.
Tree limbs and branches may fall and some weakened trees may be uprooted, leading to possible power outages. Driving may be difficult for high profile vehicles on east-west roads.
A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of over 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening with damaging winds as the primary threat. Tornadoes and hail are also possible. Heavy rainfall may result in localized flooding.
Outside of thunderstorms, strong winds blowing from the south will gust as high as 40 to 50 mph today. Winds of this magnitude can blow around small items, topple weakly rooted trees, and make travel difficult on east-west oriented roads.