REPORTS: Powerful Thunderstorms Bring Flooding Downpours to Deep South, Ohio Valley

By Kevin Byrne, Staff Writer
June 11, 2014; 8:52 PM ET
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As of 3:00 a.m. CDT, this blog is no longer live. Check in with for more updates as storms ramp up again on Wednesday afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms will continue to track across the Deep South and Ohio Valley.

The primary threats accompanying these storms are damaging winds, flooding downpours and small hail.

Gusty winds from these storms may be strong enough to blow over trees and power lines, resulting in localized power outages.

Heavy downpours can also result in flash flooding.

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UPDATES: (All times listed in Central time)

2:06 a.m. CDT Wednesday: A vehicle is submerged in water near Palmyra, Illinois, law enforcement reports.

1:42 a.m. CDT Wednesday: Clouds moving in ahead of a thunderstorm in Kentucky Tuesday evening.

12:54 a.m. CDT Wednesday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is headed towards Piney River and Lovingston, Virginia.

11:31 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Hail the size of half dollars fell south of Greensboro, North Carolina, as a thunderstorm rolled through the area, NWS spotter reports.

10:27 p.m. CDT Tuesday: More than 33,000 electric customers are without power in Kentucky, reports Kentucky Power.

9:54 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Knoxville Utilities Board is reporting more than 12,000 electric customers without power.

9:18 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Heavy rain has caused road closures due to flooding in Jacksonville, Illinois, according to emergency manager.

8:33 p.m. CDT Tuesday: In less than one hour, 1.3 inches of of rain fell in Mays Lick, Kentucky, reports a NWS spotter.

8:10 p.m. CDT Tuesday:

7:40 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Gulf Shores, Alabama:

7:20 p.m. CDT Tuesday:"Very dangerous thunderstorms to the southwest of Columbus, Ohio, could bring damaging wind gusts to southern suburbs in the next 30-45 minutes," Meteorologist Randy Adkins said. "There may be a tornado embedded in the squall line as it moves out of northeastern Kentucky and into far southern Ohio near the towns of South Shore, Kentucky and Wheelersburg, Ohio."

7:17 p.m. CDT Tuesday: "Strong thunderstorms continue over southwestern Indiana; radar continues to indicate rotation with storms southwest of Bloomington, Indiana, near Bloomfield," Meteorologist Randy Adkins said.

6:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A tornado was reported near Bloomfield, Indiana, at 6:23 p.m. CDT, according to law enforcement.

5:40 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Watch 'AccuWeather Live' at 7 p.m. discussing the latest on the powerful storms.

5:33 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A tree fell onto a house in Keavy, Kentucky, reports NWS spotter.

5:18 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Wind gusts up to 65 mph reported in Vox, Kentucky, according to NWS spotter.

5:01 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Powerful storms are nearing Charlotte, North Carolina, which will cause problems for commuters, Meteorologist Randy Adkins said.

"Given how slowly this storm is moving, flash flooding would not at all be a surprise. That's certainly a concern as we move ahead for the remainder of the evening rush," he said.

4:35 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Severe storms are nearing Knoxille, Tennessee with wind gusts of 60-70 mph possible, Meteorologist Randy Adkins said.

4:18 p.m. CDT Tuesday:More than 450 U.S. flights have been canceled, another 4,888 have been delayed, according to FlightStats.

4:02 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Flooding near St. Louis, Missouri:

3:58 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Flooding with water up to three feet high reported in O' Fallon, Missouri, according to NWS trained spotter.

3:54 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Opelika, Alabama:

3:43 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Auburn, Alabama:

3:13 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Trees and power lines down in Jasper, Tennessee and throughout Marion County.

1:40 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Quarter sized-hail reported near Fort Payne, Alabama, reports emergency management.


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