The National Weather Service has issued this hazardous weather outlook for portions of Western Kentucky, Southwest Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Southeast Missouri.
There is a marginal risk of severe storms tonight. Damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are the main severe hazards.
Heavy rain is expected tonight. With rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches forecast. Localized higher amounts exceeding four inches are possible.
A flood watch is in effect this evening through Friday morning. Excessive runoff may result in the flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Low-water crossings may be flooded.
Strong and gusty winds are forecast late tonight. Sustained winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. A few storm-aided wind gusts to 60 mph are possible.
A Wind Advisory has been issued for 6 a.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Friday.
Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Some trees could come down as well.
Use extra caution when driving, especially when operating high-profile vehicles. Secure outdoor objects.
There is a marginal risk of severe storms into Friday morning. Damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are the main severe hazards. Heavy rain is expected Friday morning.