Wind advisory issued for Louisville, southern Indiana, beginning Monday evening

THE National Weather Service in Louisville issued a Wind warning for several counties in central Kentucky, including Jefferson, and southern Indiana starting at 8 p.m. Monday.

Winds reaching speeds between 20 and 30 mph are possible, but gusts are expected to exceed 45 mph.

“Gusts of wind may blow around unsecured objects,” the service released in a statement Monday morning. “Tree branches could be destroyed by the wind and some power outages could result.”

There is a increased risk of fire Monday afternoon due to gusty southerly winds and low relative humidity. The National Weather Service urges commuters to use caution on the roadways and encourages people to refer to local authorities to see if prescribed burns are allowed in their area.

The strongest winds will most likely occur Monday evening west of Interstate 65. Showers are also expected Monday evening and thunderstorms could occur after 2 a.m.

Showers are expected to continue Tuesday, with a risk of thunderstorms and severe weather after 5 p.m. However, this depends on whether instability develops in the afternoon before the cold front.

“If stronger storms develop, destructive straight-line wind gusts would pose the primary serious threat,” the service wrote in a statement. “The severe potential would decrease rapidly after sunset Tuesday evening.”

Weather forecast in Louisville

Tuesday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 5 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Windy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. The probability of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts to between a tenth and a quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible from thunderstorms.

Tuesday evening: Slight risk of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m., then slight risk of showers between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 39. West wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 14 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5 to 8…

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