Thunderstorms are predicted this afternoon for southern Indiana. Those storms will slowly drift southward. In the meantime, a strong storm system in the Plains will move into the western Ohio Valley tonight. Rain, thunderstorms, with large hail and damaging winds, are likely tonight in Kentucky - particularly in areas west of Interstate 65, the National Weather Service office in Louisville said.
By Thursday, the storms will be active along and east of I-65, the weather service said.
In Eastern Kentucky, thunderstorms are possible this afternoon generally along and west of a line from Whitley City to Stanton to Morehead, the weather service office in Jackson said.
Thunderstorms are expected Thursday and Thursday night. Some might be severe with high winds, hail and the possibility of isolated short-lived tornadoes. The great threat will be during Thursday afternoon and evening.
In Western Kentucky, thunderstorms are expected today and tonight, according to the Paducah office of the NWS. High winds, hail and tornadoes are possible. Storms could linger over the Pennyrile region Thursday morning but no severe weather is expected by that time.