Update posted at 9:07 a.m.:
More than three hours after storms passed through early Monday morning, more problems are arising.
Duke Energy repotrts close to 1,500 customers in Boone County without power.
As a result of the outages, Boone County Schools announced that Conner High School, Conner Middle School, and Goodridge Elementary would be dismissing at 9:00 a.m.
Original story posted at 6:50 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The tri-state was rocked by strong thunderstorms Monday morning which left a mess of downed trees and power outages in its wake.
The line blew through southeast Indiana and northern Kentucky around between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. giving those awake an impressive lightning display. Thunder may have awoken those who were still in bed.
The storms have since pushed off to the east.
Winds gusting over 30 MPH left behind countless tree limbs in roadways. Soon after the storm passed motorists reported downed trees blocking State Road 1 in St. Leon, State Road 46 near St. Leon, County Line Road in Milan, Jackson Ridge Road near Salt Fork Road in Dearborn County, Short Ridge Road in Aurora, and Salem Ridge Road outside Rising Sun among others.
There have also been a handful of power outages reported in Dearborn and Ripley counties by Duke Energy. Approximately 1,450 Duke Energy customers in Boone County were without power as of 6:45 a.m.
A second line of less severe storms crossed through Ohio and Switzerland counties and southern Dearborn County around 6:30.
While the storms may be gone, rain continues to fall. The National Weather Service says this system will bring up to two inches of rainfall.
That could cause some flooding as a Flood Watch is in effect for the Eagle 99.3 listening area until 7:00 p.m.
A Tornado Watch is in effect until 9:00 a.m.