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Record Rainfall And Strong Winds Move On

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UPDATE, 5:40 a.m. Tuesday: Meteorologist Chad Sewich says Evansville achieved a one-day record of 2.11 inches of rain. He says that put us at 1.93 inches above normal for October. Some isolated showers Tuesday; heavy fog in the early hours.

Severe weather damaged homes and left some residents of southern Illinois without power. The National Weather Service says the storm system brought heavy rains and strong winds that knocked down trees and power lines.

The weather service says the hardest hit area is near Lake of Egypt, where several homes were reportedly damaged. The Johnson County Sheriff's Department says many residents are without power, but no injuries have been reported.

The weather service says there were several unconfirmed tornado sightings and that investigators would survey the damage Tuesday.

UPDATE, 10PM MON: After a line of storms moved through the Tri-state Monday evening, there's a chance for more overnight.

Storm Team chief meteorologist Jeff Lyons says the heaviest cells are over southern Illinois and are slowly moving east. They are producing heavy rainfall, and the biggest threat will be from flooding.

There was some damage in southern Illinois and Kentucky, and there was at least one tornado spotted. There are no reports of serious injuries.

UPDATE, 6PM MON: A line of super cell thunderstorms is moving from Missouri into southern Illinois at this hour. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for most of the Tri-state until 10pm CDT Monday.

Storm Team chief meteorologist Jeff Lyons says if it holds together, the line should reach our area by about 8pm CDT Monday evening.

Tune to Newswatch for severe weather coverage, and come back to this site for any updates as they become available.

UPDATE, 3PM MON: Storm Team meteorologist Jeff Lyons says the line of storms has re-developed over the Tri-state. Jeff says any severe weather will likely stay south of the Ohio River, where pea to marble sized hail and damaging winds are possible.

Otherwise, the storms will bring just heavy rain as they move through the area over the next several hours.

Tune to Newswatch at 5, 6 and 10 for complete coverage, and come back to this site for any updates.

UPDATE, 1PM CDT MON: Storm Team meteorologist Chad Sewich says while the rain has pretty much stopped for the Tri-state right now, there's a good chance it will start up again later Monday afternoon and evening.

Chad says the heavy rainfall Monday morning has lessened the threat of severe weather. Here are some rainfall totals as of noon Monday:

Evansville .88"

Wayne City 1.01"

Jasper 1.43"

Owensboro .59"

UPDATE, Monday, 10:48 a.m: The Tri-State's severe weather threat will last through Monday evening. For the next couple of hours heavy rain remains the major concern and is causing minor flooding. So far, we've had up to three inches fall in some areas.

UPDATE, Monday, 8:57 a.m: Chance of severe weather more likely in areas south of Evansville.

An urban and small stream advisory is in effect for Knox and Daviess Counties due to heavy rainfall.

Previously: Storm Team Meteorologist Chad Sewich says numerous thunderstorms have developed Monday morning, over Missouri and Southern Illinois, and are moving east-northeast through the Tri-State. And another line of storms follows.

Heavy rains leave wet roads, puddles in some areas, so use caution.

Temperatures will be mild Monday, a high of 70. A warm front is moving our way.

Strong storms are possible over the tri-state, with large hail and strong winds being the main threat.

Watch Midday with Mike at 11:00 a.m. for the very latest.

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