Threat for severe storms Monday evening
TORNADO WATCH for most of Local 6 area until 10pm. That includes Southern Illinois, SE Missouri, and Western Kentucky.
Warm and windy conditions on this Monday will interact with an approaching cold front later this evening and into part of the overnight tonight. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire Local 6 area in a Slight Risk outline for severe storms this afternoon and evening. The greatest threat from these storms will be damaging winds. Isolated large hail and even a brief tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
A few stronger storms out ahead of the main line of organized storms is expected to develop around and after 3pm. A larger line of storms are expected to make their way toward the Ohio River by 6-7pm and continue to push SE through 10pm. Showers and a few non-severe storms will continue overnight as the cold front becomes almost stationary across the region.
Outside of the threat for severe storms, the bigger storm system is continuing to produce strong winds area-wide. Look for winds to be sustained at 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35-45 mph. This will make driving difficult for vehicles, especially over area bridges and overpasses. It may also bring down small branches and limbs.
Rain overspreading the area tonight may cause some localized flooding in low lying area and areas near drainage ditches as leaves have fallen and collected there.