Warmer air along with more unstable air will work north late this afternoon. The onset of new thunderstorms could bring the threat of large hail, damaging wind and potential tornadoes.

6:43 UPDATE

At 6:43 PM the National Weather Service in Indianapolis issued a tornado Warning for northwestern Randolph County Until 7:15 PM.

At 6:43 PM, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Albany, or near Dunkirk, moving southeast at 45 mph.

Video // John Coutinho

6:38 UPDATE

A Tornado Warning has been issued for northeastern Delaware County until 6:45 PM.

The NWS says at 635 PM a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Albany, or 8 miles southwest of Dunkirk, moving east at 45 mph.

until 6:45 PM.

The NWS says at 635 PM a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Albany, or 8 miles southwest of Dunkirk, moving east at 45 mph.

6:30 PM UPDATE

Marion County is no longer under a tornado watch.

The watch remains valid until 10 pm for the following areas:

  • Bartholomew County
  • Decatur County
  • Hancock County
  • Madison County
  • Rush County
  • Shelby County
  • Delaware County
  • Henry County
  • Randolph County
  • Jackson County
  • Jennings County

6 PM UPDATE

As the storms continue to move through the area, there are some brighter moments on display.

Viewer Jeff Harle sent us this photo of a double rainbow in northwest Sheridan.

Photo//Jeff Harle

A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 6:45 for:

  • Ohio County in southeastern Indiana
  • Southern Dearborn County in southeastern Indiana
  • Northeastern Switzerland County in southeastern Indiana

Roy Roberts captured these photos of damage at Roberts Park in Connersville.

5:30 UPDATE

Due to the potential for high winds, a construction team is pulling down the cranes and blocking off a portion of 15th Street in Indianapolis. The street will reopen once the weather is no longer a risk to safety.

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A fire department in Arlington sustained heavy damage to the roof. There was also trees and debris in the area. A viewer tells us people are out offering to help neighbors in any way they can.

5 PM UPDATE

A tornado warning expired in Rush County at 4:45 pm after being issued at 4:30.

Jeremy Kennedy sent in a photo of the storm in Rushville from around the time the tornado warning was issued.

Jeremy Kennedy

4 PM UPDATE

A DANGEROUS storm was scanned in BROWN CO just after 4pm and a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued. Storm has potential of large hail and rotation is evident on radar scans. These types of storms will be tracked for a few hours this evening. A storm that shows considerable rotation promt a tornado warning.

TORNADO WATCH ISSUED

Just after 3pm on Wednesday and a few stronger and even severe storms have developed in south-central Indiana. One storm south in Jennings county produced 1.75″ diameter hail – golf ball size, around 2:15 pm.

For the balance of the afternoon, the more unstable air to our south will inch north affording additional storms the potential for them to become severe.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch effective until 10pm tonight. Scattered showers and storms are expWPC

cted to increase in coverage through 4pm to 6pm reaching peak coverage of about 45% then steadily decrease through 8/9pm tonight.

Predicted instability is expected to expand north through 5pm aiding in storm development.