Severe storms bring damage to Kentucky, but no indication of tornadic activity

Republished from WEKU.

Kentuckians in many sections of the Commonwealth may be gathering up tree limbs on their property. Indications are that the last few days of severe weather didn’t cause widespread structural damage.

The springtime storms included tornado warnings, but Louisville National Weather Service Meteorologist C.J. Padgett said there are no reports of tornado damage. He said there were scary supercells like those seen more often in the Midwest.

“But they just were not holding together to form a tornado long enough so for us, it was very unstable but the amount of wind energy may have been actually too much and that was in our favor.”

Sadly, Padgett said that wasn’t the case about a hundred miles south in Tennessee where tornados struck. There were three deaths attributed to the storms in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Padgett said there are concerns about potential flooding tied to both the Green River and Rough River in southcentral Kentucky.

A National Weather Service representative out of the Jackson Kentucky office said no substantial reports of damage came in southeastern and eastern Kentucky.

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