Heavy rain and high winds

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Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina

A strong storm system moving through the Midwest will give us heavy rain through Tuesday evening then sustained high winds as we transition into Wednesday.

Heavy rain will move east of the area Tuesday Night after bringing an inch or more accumulation before tapering off. A few areas along I-64, Route 13, and the Pennyrile may see a few flurries early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY beginning at Midnight then in effect until 3pm Wednesday. Winds are expected to increase from the SW at 20-30 mph with gusts to near 40 as we begin the day on Wednesday. Winds will then begin to relax by Wednesday evening. Loose limbs still weak or hanging from last year's ice storm may fall with winds at these speeds. Strong winds may also make driving difficult on area roadways.

Temperatures will also begin to plunge back into the mid 30's by lunchtime on Wednesday. With sustained winds above 20 mph, we will likely see a windchills in the mid 20's across the area.

The National Weather Service and Kentucky Department of Transportation Public Information Officer, Keith Todd, has collaborated to provide additional information via podcast. Click here to listen.

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