LIVE BLOG: Most of central Indiana under severe threat as storms move across state

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Owen, Parke, Putnam, Batholomew, Johnson, Shelby and Vigo Counties until 7:15 p.m.

In addition to the warnings, most of central Indiana will remain under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m., including Indianapolis.

The rapid heating plus an approaching cold front will create the right ingredients for severe weather to develop between the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Live Guardian Radar will be active and the main threat of these storms will be damaging winds. Wind gusts up to 60+ mph could reach the surface, so a good idea to check in with us this afternoon, when skies go dark. Heavy rain is expected in spots, too, so some local flooding is possible if storms slow in movement or hit repeatedly.

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