Storms getting closer

3:45 P.M. Wed. April 5, 2023

It appears the Storm Prediction Center is catching on to the reality of the current system over the central U.S. For 6- 8 hours they had Tornado Watches covering a vast area from Louisiana to Michigan. As of this time the number of tornadoes reported has been 0. There have been about 50 severe storm reports scattered throughout that area.

The most recent Watches covering the situation have been downgraded to Severe Thunderstorm and even that may be stretching it a bit. As mentioned earlier today, the thunderstorm line is moving into a less favorable environment, so I wouldn’t expect much, if any, severe weather this evening. Computer models continue to weaken the system for the next few hours.

Between 4 and 5 p.m. a weakening line of showers will spread northeast along the Ohio River near Louisville. Most of this activity will be over southern Indiana, but parts of northern Jefferson County could get some rain as well.

The main line of storms should push across the metro area between 5 and 6 p.m. Heavy downpours are likely as well as strong gusty winds. An isolated severe storm warning is possible, but not likely.

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