***Severe Storm Watch Northern Indiana / Tornado Watch Far Eastern Indiana Until 9pm***
The Tornado Watch includes Richmond, Connersville and Brookville… and the Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes Monticello, Marion and Peru. At time of this posting (2:15pm) there was no immediate threat of severe weather.
But widely scattered strong to severe storms have developed along a cold front in Illinois and will impact central Indiana this afternoon this sharp cold front moves across the state. All modes of severe weather are in play, but damaging wind and lightning appear to main threats.
Though the eastern half of Indiana is technically under the Slight Risk… we believe severe storms are possible in western Indiana too.
FutureTrak13 shows the linear nature of the storms moving across the state with strong wind gust and hail potential.
Storms will quickly diminish by 10pm as the front races out of the state and delivers the much advertised fall air mass. Near record cold temperatures will be possible Monday into Wednesday morning, with temperature anomalies of 10 to 20 degrees.
Stay weather aware this evening until we give the all clear.