Funnel clouds prompt alert in Boone County as storms move through

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BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (June 26, 2015) – The Boone County Sheriff’s Department sounded a tornado warning after funnel clouds were spotted in the area Friday morning.

No tornadoes hit the ground. According to the National Weather Service, funnel clouds may develop Friday afternoon along a weak front in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry and Montgomery counties.

A funnel was reported in Lebanon about 11:30 a.m. along I-65. The NWS said it was formed with a rain shower updraft fed by opposing northeast winds and southwest winds, resulting in a weak spin and creating the funnel clouds.

The National Weather Service said it didn’t expect funnels to reach the ground.

Weather will continue to be a major concern throughout the rest of Friday and into Saturday. For more, visit