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STATEWIDE–There is a chance for severe weather across Indiana Wednesday followed by much cooler temperatures Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

The timeline for that severe weather is between 1 pm and 8 pm Wednesday.

“Once the sun sets, we think the severe weather should diminish. We think the main threat will be damaging winds but we can’t rule out some isolated large hail,” said Greg Melo, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Melo says an isolated tornado “can’t be ruled out”, but it’s very unlikely. He says the damaging winds are of greater concern. Most of the state is under a “marginal risk” for severe weather, while the far northeast portions of the state 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” for severe weather means that scattered severe storms are possible but typically are short-lived and not widespread.

After the severe weather threat dies down, it will get colder.

“Highs will be in the 60s and low 70s across the Wabash Valley and much of the state. Lows could even drop into the 30s by Thursday night in some areas,” said Melo.

Those temperatures will stay in those ranges for at least the next week, says Melo. He says you may even see frost when you wake up in the morning depending on where you live.

LISTEN: Full interview with Melo