A strong storm system is expected to move across the region Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. A conditional severe threat exists for strong-to-severe thunderstorms Friday night, with the most likely timing window for storms between 9 pm and 4 am (EDT) as of the time of writing. The greatest potential for severe storms will be across western Kentucky and southwestern Indiana, with the severe threat decreasing the farther east you go. The primary severe threat would be damaging straight-line winds, while a few isolated spin-up tornadoes are also possible.
Winds outside of thunderstorms will also be strong Friday night into Saturday, and there is an 80-90% chance for wind gusts over 40 mph. Widespread flooding is not expected with this system, with between 0.5-1.5 inches of rain expected on average.