Thunderstorms could spoil some Easter activities. Here’s what you need to know.

Kentucky could experience strong storms this Easter and early next week.

The National Weather Service announced Saturday, amid dangerous weather conditions, that showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop late in the afternoon and evening, bringing the possibility of lightning, small hail and gusty winds.

Sunday morning, the weather service said there could be a few severe thunderstorms north of Interstate 64, with a threat of “large hail and lightning.”

THE dangerous weather outlook covers Fayette and most surrounding counties, as well as much of the Commonwealth, from the south-central to the northwest of the state. Much of eastern Kentucky was also covered in hazardous weather forecasts issued by the National Weather Service in Jackson.

WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey said any bad weather Sunday would not last all day and temperatures would be pleasant for those planning outdoor activities.

“Not everyone will see rain. If you’re outside, in the rain, 75 degrees,” he said. “I just have to choose when the Easter Bunny jumps into your yard.”

“Don’t cancel anything at all,” Bailey said. “Just have a backup plan.”

The greatest chance of severe weather comes late Monday and Tuesday, he said.

“Strong to severe storms are possible Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon,” according to the NWS. “The best chance for severe storms Monday evening will be over southern Indiana, where damaging winds, large hail, rotating tornadoes and localized flooding are possible. Confidence in the location and timing of Tuesday’s strong storms is lower, but damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes are all possible.

The Jackson Weather Service said areas north of Mountain Parkway had the greatest risk of severe weather Sunday and Monday, while “there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms throughout the area Tuesday.”

Once the storms pass, Bailey said Kentuckians should prepare for a major event…

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