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Strong winds could blow through area

A quick-moving, severe thunderstorm could bring rain and powerful gusts of wind Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Damaging wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles an hour, according to National Weather Service meteorologists in Louisville and Jackson.

Before the storm, there could be gusts up to 40 mph. Those could intensify as the storm rolls through, possibly, bringing down already damaged trees or newly planted power poles, weather service meteorologist Mark Jarvis said.

In Eastern Kentucky, the chance of rain is less, but wind gusts could reach more than 50 mph, meteorologist Tony Edwards said.

Temperatures will remain warm Tuesday and Wednesday, then cool to the mid-40s or 50s Thursday.

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