Severe thunderstorms are developing over the lower Tennessee and Mississippi Valleys Tuesday afternoon and are expected to continue into the evening hours.
The primary threats accompanying these storms are damaging winds and flooding downpours, which could lead to widespread power outages and flooded roadways.
Several cities in the path of the severe weather include, Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville and Paducah Kentucky; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; and Baton Rouge, Alabama.
UPDATES: (All times listed in Central time)
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, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Randy Adkins Jr. 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, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Randy Adkins Jr. 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:
Is it supposed to rain? pic.twitter.com/IipUHD0tL1— The Ryan Barton (@TheRyanBarton) June 10, 2014
3:58 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Flooding with water up to three feet high reported in O' Fallon, Missiouri, according to NWS trained spotter.
3:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Opelika, Alabama:
@spann The clouds have arrived in Opelika pic.twitter.com/cGkPTB73sP— Joseph Capps (@JTCapps) June 10, 2014
3:43 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Auburn, Alabama:
Storms rollin into Auburn @spann pic.twitter.com/BeFly5Htwl— Mackenzie Kacker (@mackenziebk) June 10, 2014
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.