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STATEWIDE–Severe weather is possible across Indiana Monday afternoon and evening.

“We do have that potential, especially as we head through the afternoon hours. It’s looking like it will happen around 3 to 5 pm, when we see that peak heating of the day. I think our main threat with these storms later on today is the potential for some damaging wind, but I think there is an isolated tornado chance as well. I think the chances for a tornado are slim, but we can’t completely rule that out,” said Stephanie Mead, WISH-TV meteorologist.

Most of Indiana has a “marginal risk,” but the risk for severe weather increases in areas southwest of Indianapolis. They are under a “slight risk.” A marginal risk means isolated severe storms are possible, with the threat of isolated damaging winds, small hail, and maybe a tornado. A slight risk ramps up the probability, with more storm reports.

“The threat for a spin-up tornado is higher the further southwest you live of Indianapolis. Those areas will still need to watch out for damaging straight-line winds,” said Mead.

Mead believes the severe weather threat should be done by around 9 pm Monday night.

“We’ll still have showers and maybe a few claps of thunder around even after the 9 or 10 o’clock hour by then, but I think our severe weather threat will have diminished by then,” said Mead.

Rain is also likely later this week.

“Some heavier rain could set up by mid-week. Spotty showers are possible Tuesday and Wednesday. There looks to be a break on Thursday and then more rain chances by Friday,” said Mead.

She believes temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s throughout the week across the state.


LISTEN: Full interview with Stephanie Mead