A Tornado Watch has been issued for all of our viewing area. The watch is in effect until 9 pm EDT and includes Louisville. 

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern Indiana
Central Kentucky
Southwest Ohio

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
900 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely
Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to
2.5 inches in diameter likely
Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...Multiple rounds of strong/severe thunderstorms are
expected to affect the watch area this afternoon and evening, posing
a risk of large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
east and west of a line from 55 miles north northwest of Cincinnati
OH to 30 miles southeast of Bowling Green KY. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.

Below is an image of the counties included in both watches as well as detailed information from the National Weather Service.

Stay tuned for the latest information. Storms have slowly started to developed and they will only become more likely and widespread with time. Jude, Rick, Hannah and I will be here all evening keeping you informed. Be sure to watch the news this evening with Rick on WDRB for the latest information. If and when storms go severe, we will be updating all of our social media pages, and cut into programming if necessary. The links to my social media pages are below. 

Katie McGraw's Twitter Page

-Katie McGraw 

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