Tornado watch for parts of central Indiana until 4 a.m.


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A Tornado Watch is now in effect for areas along/west of I-65 and along/south of I-74, including Indianapolis.

A line of storms continues to strengthen over Illinois as low-level wind fields increase to provide needed lift within a highly moist atmosphere. These storms are moving east toward the heart of central Indiana with greatest impact expected along the I-74/70 corridors, including the Indy metro area.

Please remain weather aware, have a way to get warnings, and leave your phone notifications on overnight for push notifications from the Live Doppler 13 Weather app.

Flash flooding rainfall and frequent lightning are likely in storms between now and 5 a.m., with severe wind gusts and/or tornadoes possible within stronger cells.

The threat of severe ends by 6 a.m. as the line of storms moves along and south of the Ohio River.