STATEWIDE–You could be seeing more severe weather tonight and even Wednesday.
“Starting this afternoon we’ve got some chances for thunderstorms approximately along and north of I-70,” National Weather Service Meteorologist of Indianapolis Crystal Pettet said.
Pettet said the best chance for severe weather would be across the northern part of the state, but there is some potential for isolated severe weather everywhere.
“We’d be mainly looking at damaging winds during the overnight hours and also heavy rain that could lead to some flooding as well,” Pettet said.
Nearly the entire state is under a marginal risk for severe weather. A marginal risk indicates storms of only limited organization, longevity, coverage and/or intensity, typically isolated severe or near-severe storms with limited wind damage, large hail and perhaps a tornado.
Petit says the greater potential for severe weather in the Indy metro is Wednesday. She doesn’t expect a lot of severe weather tonight there, but you shouldn’t be surprised if there are thunderstorms.
“Then tomorrow (Wednesday), more of central and eastern Indiana are in a slight risk for severe weather again, which means there is a greater chance for severe activity,” Pettet said.
Pettet said people in southern Indiana have potential for isolated severe thunderstorms for tomorrow (Wednesday) and tonight (Tuesday), just some potential for a few thunderstorms that may make it that far south.
A tornado can’t be ruled out completely for Tuesday night, but Pettet says the environment isn’t nearly as primed for that sort of activity as it was Monday.
(PHOTO: National Weather Service of Indianapolis)