Fox News Weather Center

LIVE: Severe Storms Ignite Across Kentucky, Tennessee

Severe thunderstorms and the risk of large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will threaten areas across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys this evening.

"Low pressure and an associated cold front will tap into a warm, moist air-mass over the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys this afternoon and evening, sparking multiple rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms," Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

These storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts of greater than 60 mph, destructive hail to the size of golf balls and even a couple of tornadoes.

The greatest tornado threat lies across much of Kentucky and Tennessee. Damaging wind gusts of greater than 60 mph will be the primary threat there through the evening hours.

"Storms now firing up across northern and central Mississippi are going to track toward cities like Tupelo, Yazoo City, and perhaps near Jackson through the evening hours," he added.

UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)

6:28 p.m. CDT Friday:

6:27 p.m. CDT Friday:

6:02 p.m. CDT Friday:

6:02 p.m. CDT Friday:

5:30 p.m. CDT Friday:

Trees downed due to wind near Hendersonville, Tennessee, an NWS spotter reports.

5:10 p.m. CDT Friday:

5:05 p.m. CDT Friday:

4:30 p.m. CDT Friday:

More than 7,100 LG&E and KU energy customers without power across Kentucky in wake of storms, the utility reports.

3:00 p.m. CDT Friday:

Flooding near Frankfort, Kentucky, along with closure of North Stoneybrook Rd. due to high water, emergency management reports.

1:30 p.m. CDT Friday:

Since 6 a.m. today, an additional 1.16 inches of rain has fallen at Tollesboro, Kentucky, with a storm total of 3.33 inches, according to an NWS spotter.

1:00 p.m. CDT Friday: