A strong low pressure system will move out of the Central Plains into the Upper Midwest Thursday. Ahead of this storm, breezy conditions will develop across Kentucky and Southern Indiana this afternoon. Winds from the South will gust to 35 to 40 mph this afternoon in areas West of I-65.
This system will continue pushing against higher pressure off the Eastern U.S coast Thursday and cause gusty South winds, with peak gusts, outside of thunderstorms, likely in the 40 to 45 mph range.
Expect new storms to develop Thursday afternoon and form into a line by evening. The afternoon storms could produce damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and hail as well as frequent cloud to ground lighting and brief heavy rainfall.
Now is a good time to check your methods for receiving warnings and have a plan of action for what you would do in case a warning is issued.