INDIANAPOLIS–Severe storms are possible in Indiana tonight, says the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
The area to watch out for the most is the southern part of the state, which is under an enhanced risk.
“That’s where the parameters are going to come together best. They could see some very large hail, especially southwest of central Indiana,” says Chad Swain, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
The Storm Prediction Center says an enhanced risk means a widespread concentration of low-to-moderately intense severe thunderstorms. Threats to areas under an enhanced risk include the potential for tornadoes, frequent lightning, damaging winds in excess of 70 mph, and hail with a diameter in excess of 1 inch.
“It looks like another cold front will be coming down bringing more thunderstorms. The best chances for any severe weather will be from about 7 pm tonight to about 1 am (Thursday),” says Swain.
Central Indiana is under a slight risk, which is less severe than enhanced. Most of northwest Indiana is under a marginal risk for severe weather, which is the lowest designation.
The temperatures start to drop beginning Thursday morning.
“Thursday will be dry, but much colder with highs in the 40s for most of Indiana. It looks like the cold weather could stick around through the middle part of the month,” says Swain.
He says it’s not uncommon for it to be cold in April after a warm spell.