A line of severe storms, moving west to east, struck Central Kentucky Tuesday. According to Norm Reitmeyer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, a number of individual thunderstorms evolved, bringing heavy rains, lightning, high winds and large hail to several counties.
Golf ball size hail was reported in Stanford, as well as fallen limbs and trees in the rest of Lincoln County. Tornado warnings evacuated the Lincoln County Fair, although there were no reports of a tornado touching down. High winds downed trees and power lines throughout Garrard and Boyle counties. Maple Avenue in Danville was closed briefly due to a large tree in the roadway, and several stoplights on the by-pass went to flashing.
Tuesday's storm was fueled by an approaching cold front, meaning that the weather will be much calmer and cooler for the next couple of days, with notably lower humidity. With the weekend comes more typical summer heat and humidity, with daytime highs close to 90 and overnight lows of 70.