The National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center include LaRue and neighboring counties in a high-risk zone today.
A tornado warning has been issued until 5:15 p.m.
It is advised that residents take shelter.
Severe thunderstorms are expected and likely will deliver outbreaks of lightning, hail and high winds. A squall line associated with the storm front could spawn isolated tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service forecast for this area.
The threat is expected to extend into the early evening hours.