Jefferson County officials say Ameren is working to restore power to more than 500 customers in Jefferson County. Most of the outage is reported in the Mt. Vernon and Bluford areas. The outage is the result of several spans of downed lines. Ameren expects to have electrical service in the area restored by 7:00pm tonight.
The National Weather Service in Paducah has canceled the tornado watch for Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Wabash, Wayne counties in southern Illinois and for Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, and Perry counties in southeast Missouri.