A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for central Indiana, including Indianapolis, until 7pm.
A line of storms with a history of wind damage and severe wind gusts continues to trek across central Indiana at 40-45mph. This line will impact the Indianapolis metro between 5-6pm with gusty wind, downpours and lightning… and earlier for areas west of the city.
Severe wind remains the main threat with this line… and along the leading edge is where the strongest gusts can be expected.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for central and western Indiana until 7pm, but the severe threat diminishes after the leading of the line passes your community.
The wind threat is over by 9pm and then we’ll focus on the stretch of near record cool air. Expect additional warnings before this line weakens.
Stay weather aware this afternoon and early evening until we give the all-clear.
These are the counties in the watch until 7pm:
BENTON, BOONE, CARROLL, CASS, CLAY, CLINTON, DELAWARE, ELKHART, FOUNTAIN, FULTON, GRANT, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HENDRICKS, HOWARD, HUNTINGTON, JASPER, JOHNSON, KOSCIUSKO, LAGRANGE, MADISON, MARION, MARSHALL, MIAMI, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, NEWTON, NOBLE, OWEN, PARKE, PULASKI, PUTNAM, STARKE, SULLIVAN, TIPPECANOE, TIPTON, VERMILLION, VIGO, WABASH, WARREN, WHITE, WHITLEY