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Area Faces "Enhanced Risk" of Severe Storms

NWS Paducah

Tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding are all possible

Forecasters have increased the risk of severe weather in the Evansville area. WNIN’s John Gibson has the update:

The Storm Prediction Center says southwest Indiana and western Kentucky face an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms through Tuesday evening.

That’s up from an earlier “slight risk” to No. 3 on a 1-to-5 scale.

Forecasters say damaging winds and tornadoes are the primary risks.

The risk of severe weather comes as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl (barrel) move through the Tri-State.

The National Weather Service says other potential impacts include heavy rain and flash flooding.

A Flood Watch is in effect for the Evansville area until 7:00 A.M. Wednesday.

The weather service says the watch area will generally see two-to-three inches of rain with isolated heavier amounts possible.

The heaviest rain is expected in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.