There were storms Wednesday afternoon and evening here in southern Indiana and western Kentucky. We had additional storms early Thursday morning as well. The forecast isn't looking much better as we prepare for Memorial Day Weekend. In fact, there's a chance of storms on Friday and, according to the National Weather Service, Sunday is shaping up to be a potentially dangerous day.

Earlier this week, the NWS Storm Prediction Center placed the Tristate area under an Enhanced Risk of severe weather. While it's not out of the ordinary to see an Enhanced Risk here in western Kentucky and southern Indiana, it's exceptionally rare to get that classification slapped on a threat this many days out.

Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes confirmed that this morning.

As Sunday's severe weather threat brews, the National Weather Service could lower the threat level or even raise it. As of right now, the threat level sits at 3 of 5.

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Here's the current Hazarous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service as it stands right now:

Daily chances of thunderstorms are forecast through Monday. Severe storms cannot be ruled out any day, but the best chance of severe storms is still on Sunday. Friday afternoon may also see organized severe storms. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are all possible Sunday and Friday. Heavy rainfall and lightning will accompany all thunderstorms through the period, and flash flooding may eventually develop in areas that experience multiple strong storms.

The one bright side to the Memorial Day Weekend forecast is the fact that, though there are chances of rain and severe weather, no day is looking like it's going to be a complete washout.

The National Weather Service has some tips on how to prepare your Memorial Day Weekend celebrations.

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