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Another wind advisory issued for eastern Kentucky

National Weather Service

Winds are going to be high once again for those living in the WMKY listening region. The area is under a wind advisory until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Philomon Geertson is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson. He said the storm will bring with it some rain and the slight chance for thunderstorms in areas with higher wind speeds.

“We have a powerful storm system coming up through the Mississippi and into the Ohio Valley later today and into tonight. On the front side of that system, we are going to be seeing fairly strong south to southeasterly winds today,” said Geertson.

The meteorologist said areas in higher elevations will experience the most wind on Friday.

“So, we’re looking at gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour across a lot of the higher elevations and more exposed terrain, probably a little lighter in your more sheltered valleys, closer to about 35 miles per hour or so,” said Geertson.

Geertson added any precipitation that does fall will likely dry up quickly overnight and temperatures will generally be trending higher with the potential to reach the mid-50s in some areas. The Jackson Meteorologist said there is a small chance that some water may freeze on roads overnight, so those living in colder areas should be aware.