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STATEWIDE—All of southern Indiana and portions of central Indiana will be under a heat advisory today. Some places will have heat index values around 110. Severe weather is also possible this afternoon and evening for most of central and western Indiana.

The biggest threats to watch out for are damaging winds and heavy rain.

“We even can’t rule out isolated hail or an isolated weak tornado, although damaging winds will still be the main threat,” said Alex McGinnis, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Many Hoosiers need to be on the lookout for severe storms, but McGinnis says places east of the I-69 corridor need to be especially careful.

“Those are for places like Muncie, Rushville, Greensburg, and Seymour. Again, damaging winds would be the biggest threat,” said McGinnis.

Those spots are under a “slight risk” of severe weather, which means that scattered severe storms are possible but typically are short-lived and not widespread. Most places west of there are under a “marginal risk” of severe weather. That means isolated severe thunderstorms are possible, but they would be limited in duration, coverage, or intensity.

“But then things dry out pretty quickly this evening as that cold front pushes south and east,” said McGinnis.

McGinnis expects high temperatures to continue to be in the upper 90s for the remainder of the week.

“Try to stay in the shade. Try to stay someplace cool. Obviously, stay hydrated. Try to avoid soda and stick with water,” said McGinnis.

LISTEN: Full Interview with Alex McGinnis from the National Weather Service