Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in portions of lower-mid Mississippi River Valley and Gulf Coast region on Saturday. Very large hail, locally damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding are possible in this area. Some of the flooding could be significant in portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and southeast Arkansas.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Airport (KMVN)

Lat: 38.32°NLon: 88.87°WElev: 479ft.

Overcast

72°F

22°C

Humidity 73%
Wind Speed S 14 G 20 mph
Barometer 29.79 in
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 30 Apr 2:15 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles NNW Benton IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind around 11 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 70 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 51 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 63 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 48 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 68 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 49 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind around 11 mph.
Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 49. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles NNW Benton IL
 38.05°N 88.96°W
2:15 pm CDT Apr 30, 2016
2pm CDT Apr 30, 2016-6pm CDT May 6, 2016
 
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