AT 300 PM, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED FROM NEAR JACKSON MISSOURI TO JUST SOUTH OF MARION ILLINOIS, TO ROCKPORT INDIANA. MOVEMENT OF THE LINE WAS SOUTH, SOUTHEAST UP TO 30 MPH. STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS CONTINUED TO PUSH OUT AHEAD OF THE STORMS. THROUGH 400 PM, ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FROM WAYNE COUNTY OVER TO CAPE GIRARDEAU AND POINTS NORTH, THE SOUTHERN TIP OF ILLINOIS, AND NORTHWEST KENTUCKY, INCLUDING OWENSBORO, EXPECT WINDS 35 TO 55 MPH, VERY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING. MINOR TREE DAMAGE AND ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL REMAIN A POSSIBILITY. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM. CONTINUE TO MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST ON THIS WEATHER SITUATION.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 604 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 19 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS EDWARDS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS ALEXANDER FRANKLIN GALLATIN HAMILTON HARDIN JACKSON JEFFERSON JOHNSON MASSAC PERRY POPE PULASKI SALINE UNION WABASH WAYNE WHITE WILLIAMSON IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 6 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA POSEY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA GIBSON PIKE SPENCER VANDERBURGH WARRICK IN KENTUCKY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 18 COUNTIES IN WESTERN KENTUCKY BALLARD CALDWELL CARLISLE CRITTENDEN DAVIESS FULTON GRAVES HENDERSON HICKMAN HOPKINS LIVINGSTON LYON MARSHALL MCCRACKEN MCLEAN MUHLENBERG UNION WEBSTER IN MISSOURI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BOLLINGER BUTLER CAPE GIRARDEAU CARTER MISSISSIPPI NEW MADRID PERRY RIPLEY SCOTT STODDARD WAYNE THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALBION, BARDWELL, BENTON, BLOOMFIELD, BOONVILLE, CAIRO, CALHOUN, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARBONDALE, CARMI, CHARLESTON, CLINTON, DIXON, DONIPHAN, EDDYVILLE, ELIZABETHTOWN, EVANSVILLE, FAIRFIELD, FORT BRANCH, GOLCONDA, GRAYVILLE, GREENVILLE, HARRISBURG, HENDERSON, HERRIN, HICKMAN, JACKSON, JONESBORO, MADISONVILLE, MARBLE HILL, MARION, MAYFIELD, MCLEANSBORO, METROPOLIS, MORGANFIELD, MOUND CITY, MOUNT CARMEL, MOUNT VERNON, MURPHYSBORO, NEW MADRID, OWENSBORO, PADUCAH, PERRYVILLE, PETERSBURG, PIEDMONT, PINCKNEYVILLE, POPLAR BLUFF, POSEYVILLE, PRINCETON, ROCKPORT, SHAWNEETOWN, SIKESTON, SMITHLAND, VAN BUREN, VIENNA, WEST FRANKFORT, WEST SALEM, AND WICKLIFFE.
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