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STORM THREAT DIMINISHING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Thunderstorms are exiting Marion Co and continue into Hancock county at 9:25 PM. Heavy rain and frequent lightning within storm and moving east toward Greenfield.

Several photos of shelf clouds were sent over social media early Wednesday evening.  Some of the pictures below are from the Lebanon area and a well defined shelf clouds approaching Westfield

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Shelf cloud Westfield 5-11-2016

The storm that prompted a severe thunderstorm warning for Marion county showed signs of 60 mph winds just east of Brownsburg at 8:40 pm.  While no severe gusts were measured (58 mph), the storm did produce gusty winds, blinding rain and small hail near Avon and in Indianapolis at 9 PM.

Reports of wind damage from Speedway (trees snapped and uprooted) and a tree snapped in Brownsburg (Austin Meadows subdivision)  were the extend of damage reports from the storm.

Severe threat for much of the area is minimal through 11 pm and the severe thunderstorm watch will be allowed to expire.

Further south, strong/severe storms entered Greene County after 7 PM and produced a wind gust to 60 mph in Bloomfield.  Heavy rain is spreading east through south-central Indiana at this time as well and will remain non-severe storms through 12  AM.

Storm clouds in Greene County just before a 60 mph gust of wind

Storm clouds in Greene County just before a 60 mph gust of wind

PRE-DAWN SHOWERS AND T-STORMS

Scattered showers and thunderstorm are expected to reach central Indiana again l later tongiht and early Thursday.  AS of 11:30 PM scattered storms were working eastbound from Illinois.  Not expected to be severe and likely to weaken some, these storm are likely into the city by 3 AM.

Guardian radar 11:25 PM Wednesday night

Guardian radar 11:25 PM Wednesday night

 

 

CHILLY WEEKEND COMING

We are tracking two cold fronts entering the weekend, one passing Thursday afternoon and another Saturday.  A cold front enters the state early Saturday morning will bring a few showers with it to open Saturday but will clear for the race on Saturday afternoon.  A mix of sun and clouds Saturday afternoon, breezy and an April feel is the forecast for Saturday.  We are tracking two cold fronts entering the weekend. Temperatures could dip into the 30s by Sunday morning.

Chill air flows into the state behind a cold front Saturday morning

Chill air flows into the state behind a cold front Saturday morning