UPDATE (5:00 a.m.): Members of the Riley Fire Department in Vigo County witnessed a possible tornado west of their firehouse. They surveyed the scene and found only a shed destroyed.
UPDATE (10:49 p.m.): Storms expected to taper off after 12 a.m. Friday.
UPDATE (9:43 p.m.): Strong winds and storms begin entering Monroe County. Radar indicates gusts up to 45 mp possible from Elletsville to west of Bloomington.
UPDATE (9:30 p.m.): Trained spotters and the Riley Fire Department reportedly saw a tornado strike a home in Vigo County.
Radar indicated a strong line of 45-55 mph winds from Seelyville to Farmersburg at the time.
UPDATE (8:52 p.m.): Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Owen County until 9:30 p.m
UPDATE (8:30 p.m.): A second cluster of thunder storms will reach Indianapolis by 9 p.m. Thursday night.
The storms could have wind gusts up to 40 mph. The worst of the storm, though, will be the heavy rains, Meteorologist Brian Wilkes predicts.
Scattered storms will continue through 12 a.m. Friday. The threat should taper off afterwards.
ORIGINAL POST (2:25 p.m.): Storms are moving into the metro area Thursday afternoon.
Some of the thunderstorms could become severe, creating damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and heavy downpours.
The wind threat should pick up later on in the evening hours and overnight with the passage of a cold front and the surface low moving east of area.
Rain behind the front is expected to linger through Friday and potentially into Saturday morning. Another weak cold front is expected to move through on Saturday night, when there will be another small chance for a shower or two.
Mother’s Day this weekend will be the coolest day of the next seven days, with a high only hitting around 60 degrees.