We're monitoring a complex of storms entering Central Kentucky and moving NNE toward the region this evening. Hi-Resolution forecast models are showing a bulk of the storms lifting northward into West Virginia through the evening. However, they will come very close to the western fringes of the viewing area between 8-9PM.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has been issued for parts of far southwest Virginia (Lee, Russell, Wise, Washington, Scott counties until 10PM.
TONIGHT Most locations will feature partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. A few areas in southeast West Virginia, along the Virginia/West Virginia border, may see a few showers/storms develop through the evening, but diminish overnight. The main threat would be downpours and gusty winds.
WEDNESDAY: The forecast Wednesday looks very similar to Tuesday with warm and muggy conditions along with a few spotty showers and storms, mainly between 3PM and 9PM.
THURSDAY: A cold front will enter from the west with scattered showers and thunderstorms. The greatest severe risk would be during the afternoon in the Piedmont and Southside.
Storms may produce large hail and gusty wind along with heavy downpours. Any storms should exit the region Thursday night.
A ridge of high pressure will build during the Memorial Day weekend. Friday through Sunday will feature mostly sunny skies, lower humidity and cooler temperatures.
Monday (Memorial Day) will be mostly cloudy with a few showers and storms possible.
Afternoon highs through the weekend will be in the low 70s.