Risk for severe weather Wednesday afternoon

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A warm start to the day will give way to the potential for strong storm for this afternoon.  The Storm Prediction Center has parts of the state under a slight risk for severe weather. The concerns for today will be with scattered storms from Indianapolis to the south along a cold front that will push through.

Large hail, gusty damaging winds, and frequent downpours will all be possible today as an unusually powerful cold front slides through.  Storms will ignite along the front and just toRBS_TEMP2 the south of it this afternoon.  They should begin coming to an end as the sun goes down later on tonight or as the front passes by.

Out of the first 9 days of the month, only two days have been totally dry at the Indianapolis airport.  There’s been rain around each day this month so far.  That will change starting tomorrow as drier air will filter in behind the cold front that will slide through today.  This nice weather will stick around through the weekend.  In fact this may be the driest stretch of weather we have seen since early April.  We started out the first 9 days of April with only a trace amount of rain.  We could equal or surpass that over the next 14 days after today.