STATEWIDE–There is a possibility for strong to severe storms across east-central Indiana from Friday into Saturday morning followed by widespread heavy rain throughout Saturday.
“Rain and thunderstorm chances are not particularly high, but if we do have some storms develop, there is some potential for damaging winds and marginally severe hail with those,” said Joe Nield, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. “We have a marginal risk for severe weather from along and east of roughly the I-69 corridor across central Indiana.”
A marginal risk means isolated severe storms are possible, with the threat of isolated damaging winds, small hail, and maybe a tornado.
“Tornadoes do look relatively unlikely for today (Friday), though. If we do have a severe threat, it’s going to be toward the wind and hail side of things,” said Nield. “Late tonight into Saturday, we’ll have showers and thunderstorms roughly into the 80-90% chance range.”
Nield doesn’t believe there will be severe weather Saturday or Sunday, but he said it’s best if you prepare to see sporadic rainfall. Temperatures will cool down going into next week.
The time to prepare for any severe during these months is now, says Nield.
“If you have a specific plan in place and you practice it, then it becomes second nature,” said Nield.
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