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Tornado watch in effect for most of central in until 8 pm

Severe weather likely Monday night and Tuesday southeast of St. Louis

A torrential downpour soaked Fayette County overnight and throughout the morning Tuesday and caused hazardous high water conditions on several roadways. The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the entire WAFB area posted with a slight risk for severe storms and associated cold front push through the Lower Mississippi Valley. We may get some strong thunderstorms embedded in the rain; with gusts over 40 miles per hour and small hail possible. Hail and tornadoes are also possible. It will hit southern IL around 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and western Kentucky between 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Stay with KVUE for the latest updates on potential severe weather.

The system notifies locals with emergency information through phone calls, text messages, emails and social media.

Regardless of whether or not we get severe storms, any areas that get multiple batches of storms could see an inch or more of rain. That means storms will likely be strongest in Northwest Alabama as they arrive, then weaken as the line moves east from 7PM-2AM.

The front will be followed by some chilly air with lows in the upper 30s Thursday morning.

Look for colder temperatures Wednesday with rain mixing back to snow showers.

Sunny skies return Wednesday and cooler with highs in the mid-60s. The threat level for South MS is a 1 or 2 on a scale that goes as high as 5; so that's a low or very low threat.