Upgrade to the Thursday evening severe weather risk for part of Southern Indiana

The Storm Prediction Center has now upgraded the very Southwestern counties here in Southern Indiana to an enhanced risk category 3 out 5. Everyone else still remains under the slight risk category 2 out of 5.



While most of the storm threats remain the same as shown in my previous update there is a few changes to note.


Flash Flooding - While this isn't the primary concern any heavy rain could cause issues in low lying areas. Overall localized flooding would be the concern in terms of the flash flooding threat. Remember never to driver though high water! Turn Around, Don't Drown!


Damaging Winds - This still remains the primary threat. Winds will especially become elevated after storms clear late tonight which has prompted a Wind Advisory for all of Southern Indiana that'll go into effect late tonight.


Hail - This still remains to be a low-end threat at this time.


Tornado - I've increased the risk meter in the graphic below to one level higher from the previous update. This threat looks most concerning in the enhanced risk zone but is still not out of the question for all of Southern Indiana.




A Wind Advisory will go into effect at 10pm CDT./11pm EDT. tonight for all of Southern Indiana and will be effective through 10am EDT. Friday morning. Winds will be blowing out of the Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50mph. Any unsecured objects will likely being blown around. Tree limbs may also be blown down and wet soil could lead to trees being uprooted. A few power outages are possible.


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