Timing is a MAJOR concern with this event. Current model runs suggest scattered activity forming late this evening and into the early overnight hours across the western half of the state, before congealing into a line moving eastward. Believe the brunt of this event will occur during the overnight hours, especially for those ‘moderate’ and ‘enhanced’ risk areas. If you live in these areas, you NEED to have a way to get warning in the middle of the night and something that will wake you up. I highly suggest getting a NOAA Weather Radio if you haven’t already. If you do have one, make sure it’s ready to go and check the batteries! These devices WILL wake you up if there is a warning and tell you to take shelter. Also, make sure your wireless emergency alerts on your phone are turned on. I included a look at checking this setting from the National Weather Service in Louisville below.
Going into a basement is priority, but if living in a one-story residence, proceed to the inner most room, putting the most walls between you and the outdoor environment. Mobile homes need to be avoided and are NOT considered a safe shelter.