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NWS: Stay "Weather Aware" as Storms Threaten


A Tornado Watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for the Evansville area

The Tri-State faces a “level 3” risk of severe weather Wednesday afternoon and night. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The National Weather Service is predicting an outbreak of severe storms with tornadoes, straight-line winds, and large hail all possible.

Flash flooding is also a possibility in places where heavy rain falls more than once.

The Evansville area faces an “enhanced risk” of severe weather -- or “level 3” on a 1-to-5 scale.

An area south of the Tri-State has been placed in the even more serious “level 4” – or “moderate risk” for twisters, damaging winds, and hail.

Everyone is urged to stay “weather aware” and have an action plan ready if and when the weather service issues tornado or severe thunderstorm warnings.

The threat prompted some school systems, including the EVSC, to dismiss classes one hour early today (Wed).

The storms are expected to move out of the region on Thursday, with sunny, dry weather expected this weekend.