NWS confirms 6 tornadoes in central Indiana Saturday


Damage in Ellettsville. (Photo By Darius Johnson)

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The Nation Weather Service has confirmed that six tornadoes tore through central Indiana Saturday.

Marion County suffered two tornadoes. An EF-0 tornado and an EF-1 caused damage in Beech Grove.

Monroe County suffered damage when an EF-2 tornado ripped through Ellettsville.

Owen County saw an EF-1 tornado cut through the town of Freedom.

Green County experienced an EF-2 tornado that started in Koleen and ended around Solsberry.

NWS did confirm there was a tornado in Rush County, but they are yet to survey the area to determine the strength and path size of the tornado. There is a good chance that we will see this confirmed tornado rise in the coming days, as crews continue to survey Saturday evening’s storms.

Sunday evening’s strong storm threat has now turned mainly into a rain threat for the rest of the evening. Heavy rain continues to pour over southern Indiana across already very saturated ground, prompting Flash Flood Warnings. Radar indicated rainfall is showing that some areas have seen roughly 6″ of rainfall, today alone.

Daily chances of rain continue this week. We will find hours of dry time too. A few light showers will pass through early Monday morning, then we’ll see dry time by late morning into the early afternoon. However, rain and storm chances will return as we head into Monday afternoon. As we are still dealing with soggy soil across central Indiana, any heavy storms could quickly cause additional Flash Flooding events. Do not drive through flooded roadways. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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