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STATEWIDE–Severe weather is expected to move into Indiana beginning late Friday night and last through early Saturday morning.

“It looks like it’s going to be more towards the 10 pm timeframe until about 3 or 4 am, so it’s going to be moving pretty quickly from the southwest to the northeast,” said David Beachler, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

The Storm Prediction Center has extended the “slight risk” for severe weather further north. They have also expanded the “enhanced risk” area further south. “Enhanced risk” means the Storm Prediction Center is confident enough that widespread storms will develop, and that these storms are capable of causing significant damage. The “slight risk” designation is one step below “enhanced risk.”

“But really the whole area could see strong to severe thunderstorms later tonight. The biggest threat we’re concerned about is damaging winds. There is also the possibility of an isolated tornado with this type of setup. It’s very complex,” said Beachler.

Beachler also urges you to keep an eye out for hail and heavy rain.

“It looks like we’ll see things coming to an end sometime mid-Saturday morning. There is a sharp cold front that will be moving in. We’re anticipating gusty winds on the backside of that,” said Beachler.

Warm weather is expected to return next week with high temperatures in most places expected to reach into the 50s and 60s.

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