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STATEWIDE–Damaging winds, hail, and even an isolated tornado are all severe weather threats to watch out for Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS says there is a “slight risk” for severe weather in portions of eastern and northeastern Indiana for Wednesday afternoon and evening. A slight risk for severe weather means that scattered severe storms are possible but typically are short-lived and not widespread.

“These storms will mainly along and north of a line stretching from Kokomo to Anderson to Muncie and Winchester. We also can’t rule out a chance for a stray severe storm for the rest of the state either. The main threats are the damaging winds, large hail, and we can’t rule out an isolated tornado,” said Jason Puma, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Most of central Indiana is under a “marginal risk” for severe weather. That means isolated severe thunderstorms are possible but are limited in coverage, intensity, or duration.

Cooler air starts to move in on Thursday.

“That cooler air will sweep across much of the state and then diminish our severe weather threat, but it will keep low chances in the forecast Thursday night and maybe into early Friday,” said Puma.

Puma says this cooler air is going to drop high temperatures across the state on Thursday and Friday into the 40s.

“Then as we look at Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have some sunshine, but it will still be chilly. Highs will only be in the 40s both days,” said Puma.

He does, however, say temperatures will warm back up.

“By the time we go back to work next week, we’ll see highs on Monday into the 50s. Then highs will be in the lower 60s on Tuesday,” said Puma.

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