Severe weather possible for today


From the National Weather Service



There is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 1 p.m. for the following nearby Kentucky counties, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Ky.: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, Letcher, Pike.

There is a Hazardous Weather Outlook for:

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Including the cities of Irvine, Ravenna, Clay City, Stanton,

Brodhead, Mount Vernon, McKee, Annville, Burnside, Somerset,

London, Monticello, Stearns, Whitley City, Corbin, Williamsburg,

Barbourville, Middlesboro, Pineville, Cumberland, Harlan,

Paintsville, Campton, Salyersville, Prestonsburg, Wheelwright,

Beattyville, Jackson, Hindman, Pippa Passes, Booneville, Hazard,

Manchester, Hyden, Jenkins, Whitesburg, Inez, Coal Run,

Elkhorn City, Pikeville, and South Williamson

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 1 p.m. today.

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

– DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Severe thunderstorms are expected today. While damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat from these, a brief tornado will be a possibility. These thunderstorms will also produce locally heavy rain.

– DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

– SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotters are encouraged to call in any reports of severe weather today.

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