UPDATE: Tornado, Flood Watches Issued Through Wednesday Evening
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted at 2:56 p.m.
A Tornado Watch has been issued until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday for all counties in the Eagle 99.3 listening area.
Update posted at 1:44 p.m.:
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire tri-state through 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Meteorologists say that thunderstorms in the morning have already soaked much of the region. Additional storms are expected to develop to the west of the area move across during the mid to late afternoon.
The storms may carry heavy rain, which could lead to flash flooding
Update posted at 10:05 a.m.:
Due to the threat of severe weather Wednesday, area counties are calling off the monthly tests of storm sirens.
Dearborn County usually tests its outdoor sirens and emergency alert system on the first Wednesday of each month at noon and 7:00 p.m. Dearborn County EMA Director Bill Black said the tests have been cancelled for today.
Hamilton County EMA has also cancelled siren tests there Wednesday.
Original story posted at 8:10 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A poncho and galoshes may be advisable attire Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Franklin County as well as northern Dearborn and Ripley counties through 10:15 a.m. Meteorologists said radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rain moving across southeast Indiana with possible rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches and hour.
The downpours could cause minor flooding of low lying and poorly drained streets, creeks, and drainage ditches.
Winds of up to 40 MPH and half-inch hail are also possible.
Strong thunderstorms will remain a possibility Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Follow the storm system with Eagle 99.3’s interactive radar on our weather page sponsored by State Farm Insurance agent Danette Volpenhein in Lawrenceburg.