Central Indiana will see two waves of showers and thunderstorms today. The first wave moved through around 4 a.m. and the second wave will develop later this afternoon and this evening. Both waves of precipitation pose the risk of severe storms. For the latest storm reports and warnings, check out the LIVE BLOG below.
Weather Safety Resources:
- What to do when severe weather, tornadoes strike
- What’s a severe weather outlook?
- What to do if a severe weather watch is issued
- What to do if a severe weather warning is issued
- How to respond when disaster strikes
- What to do in the event of floods
The Storm Prediction Center is keeping an eye on our storms this morning. This latest mesoscale discussion just came out regarding the storms in Illinois. The SPC says they won’t likely issue a severe thunderstorms watch downstream from the current Severe Thunderstorm Watch that is still going in eastern Illinois. We continue to monitor the early mornings because you can’t rule out some stronger or isolated severe storms.
Strongest storm now in clay county and working east/northeast at 20 mph!
A flash flood warning has been issued for Clay, northern Owen and southern Putnam County until 9:30 AM. Very heavy rainfall has already been observed in this area with 1.5 to 2″ of rain already on the ground. Because this storms is moving so slowly and raining so intensely, another 1-2″ of rain could still fall in the warned area. Brazil and Spencer are impacted by this warning.
Impressive rainfall numbers continue to come in back in Vigo county around the Terre Haute area. 4 inches of water was reported in most of the parking lots at Honey Creek Mall along US 41. This is in south Terre Haute, IN.
Strong t-storm advisory for Hancock, Johnson, Marion, Shelby Co. till 7:00 AM. This storm is moving northeast at 20 mph. Nickel sized hail and 40 mph wind gusts will be possible as this storm passes. 1/2″ hail has already been reported in New Whiteland, which is the cell moving into NW Shelby County.
Picture from Del Fields as a shelf cloud rolls into Edinburgh this morning:
Storm damage report via the Fox 59 Facebook Page: There’s a tree down on Cold Spring and Michigan Rd. Northbound Michigan Road. It’s lying in the right hand lane. From Tina Stokes
Severe storms are possible today, and we want to keep you informed and prepared. Here are some weather safety resources:
From Brian Wilkes: Severe storms to bypass central Indiana but still a chance of a few storms early this afternoon and evening. Tornado watch hoisted in far SE Indiana and for much of eastern KY, southern OH.
Strongest storms to develop from 3 to 5 PM well south, I’m posting the new tornado watch until 9 PM and the forecast radar at 5 PM off the Hi-res computer model.
Brian Wilkes has posted his latest weather blog. Check it out here: Storms diminish, drying out rest of work week