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110 PM EDT Wed Apr 8 2020



The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a



* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of

Northeast Kentucky

Far southern Ohio

Western Virginia

Southern West Virginia



* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 110 PM

until 800 PM EDT.



* Primary threats include...

Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible



SUMMARY...Widely scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will

continue to develop and move east-southeastward across the region

this afternoon. Strong deep-layer shear and steep mid-level lapse

rates will support some supercells and other organized clusters

capable of severe hail and locally damaging winds.



The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50

statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles north

northwest of Lexington KY to 25 miles northeast of Dublin VA. For a

complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline

update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).






REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are

favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.

Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening

weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible

warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce


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