This photo was taken by Serena Arnold near Gracey.
Survey teams began going across western Kentucky and adjoining states Wednesday afternoon and determined several tornados touched down in the morning storm system.
The closest confirmed touchdowns were in Muhlenberg County, where an EF2 tornado touched down around 8:50 and an EF1 twister about five minutes earlier.
The first one had peak winds of 95 miles per hour and stayed on the ground for about 700 feet. An apartment building lost some of its roof in that storm and there was some siding damage to a few homes.
That tornado touched down near the intersection of H.C. Mathis and Reynolds Drives in southwestern Greenville, while the second one was in southeastern Greenville near Pritchett Lane.
Maximum winds in that tornado were about 120 miles per hour and one person was injured. A mobile home was completely destroyed and it rolled numerous times with a person inside.
Muhlenberg South Middle School sustained serious roof damage and some metal bleachers were tossed by the winds. That twister stayed on the ground for about five and a half miles.
An EF2 tornado in McCracken County injured four people, including one with major injuries when four mobile homes were destroyed.
There were unconfirmed reports of a tornado touchdown in Christian County near the Sinking Fork and survey teams haven’t made it to Hopkins County, where a tornado reportedly damaged a few homes.
The southern Pennyrile dodged the bullet for the most part, with no significant damage reported—except for one blown down barn in Christian County that appeared to be from straight line winds.
The threat of severe weather returns for Friday, with high winds and even tornadoes possibilities again, according to the National Weather Service.