Kentucky

High wind could take out power lines

Wednesday was expected to be stormy and very windy, with gusts topping 60 mph.

It might be a good day for a rain coat and a hat. Make it a hard hat.

It could also be time to make provisions for a possible power outage as trees and limbs weakened from the ice storm that hit two weeks ago give way.

The National Weather Service office in Louisville says a line of strong thunderstorms will move through the state. Behind the storm will be sustained south and southwest winds of 25 mph to 40 mph that will increase throughout the day.

In addition to tree limbs breaking newly reconnected power lines, the weather service warned, the high winds and gusts could spell trouble for people driving tall vehicles.

By Wednesday night, winds are expected to shift, coming from the west, and decrease ahead of a cold front.

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