TRI-STATE (WFIE) - We are still on Alert for the possibility of severe storms this afternoon and evening, but confidence in that storm development is lower.
The southeastern portion of the Tri-State is still under a Moderate Risk for severe storms this afternoon and evening. Severe storms are possible in that area this evening, but it looks like the worst of it is going to miss us and remain focused in central Kentucky.
It looks like the greatest threat here in the Tri-State will be for western Kentucky and portions of southern Indiana between Evansville and Louisville. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats with these storms, but tornadoes are also possible.
A Tornado Watch has been issued for the eastern edge of the Tri-State, including Martin, Dubois, Perry, Hancock and Ohio Counties, until 9 p.m.
Some non-severe storms already moved through portions of western Kentucky earlier this afternoon, and it looks like we could see a couple more storms this evening, but these storms are battling a cap of warm air keeping them from developing as originally expected. If we do see any more storms develop, they will still clear the Tri-State by around 10 p.m.
There are still scattered rain chances in the forecast this weekend, but today appears to be the only severe weather threat.