Tornado watch issued until 2 AM for northwest Indiana
**NEW** A tornado watch has been issued until 2 AM for extreme northwestern Indiana. For our viewing area, this includes Benton County.
Storms will be possible in the northern part of our state overnight as a line of storms moves in yet again. These storms could bring more heavy rain and potentially severe weather. We’ll monitor this closely in the overnight hours. For the rest of the viewing area, skies stay mostly cloudy tonight and temperatures will drop into the low 70s across the state. Winds will continue from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
By Sunday morning, some isolated showers and thunderstorms will be still ongoing from the overnight activity. That line may very easily fall apart before noon. Then in the heat of the day, storms should develop over our state yet again. Specifically, we are looking at 1-3 PM for these storms to develop right across the heart of our state. This latest activity will bring the risk of severe weather for the afternoon and evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center has us in a “slight risk” of severe storms for Sunday. You can see that map at the top of the page and you’ll notice that nearly our entire viewing area is included in this risk. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and even an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
There is also an active flash flood watch for a portion of the Sunday forecast. Benton County was added into a flash flood watch on Saturday evening and that watch continues until 2 PM Sunday. Heavy rain has already fallen in this area from Saturday morning and with storms moving in Saturday night, this area will have to watch out for flooding.
Scattered storms are again possible on Monday with the risk of severe weather mainly south of I-70. Specifically, this includes cities like Bedford, Columbus, Nashville, St. Paul, Seymour, Westport, Greensburg, Mitchell, Brownstown, North Vernon and Brookville. Once the rain moves out, cooler air hangs around for several days.