NWS: Tornado Watch issued for Daviess County

February 27, 2024 | 9:49 pm

Updated February 27, 2024 | 9:56 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Daviess County and several others, and it will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma:

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of Southern Illinois Southern and central Indiana Northern Kentucky Southwestern Ohio

* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1025 PM until 600 AM EST.

* Primary threats include… A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms are expected to develop and expand in coverage across western parts of the watch area in the next couple hours, then move rapidly east-northeastward, generally up the Ohio Valley region overnight. A few supercells are possible with all severe hazards (tornadoes, hail, gusts), and some small bowing clusters also could offer a wind/tornado threat.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles either side of a line from 35 miles west northwest of Carbondale IL to 45 miles southeast of Dayton OH. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… REMEMBER…A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

This story may be updated as more information becomes available.

February 27, 2024 | 9:49 pm

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