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Published on June 25, 2024
Central Indiana on Alert for Severe Thunderstorms, NWS Issues Hazardous Weather OutlookSource: Unsplash/ Ryan De Hamer

Residents in the central Indiana region are expected to keep an eye to the sky as scattered thunderstorms are set to roll in later this afternoon and persist throughout the week. The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a hazardous weather outlook that flags the potential for severe thunderstorms today, particularly in the afternoon, with the main concern being damaging winds. "Some of the storms could become severe, especially this afternoon," cautions the NWS.

The outlook, which covers a swath of counties including Carroll, Warren, and Tippecanoe among others, also highlights the likelihood of spotter activation this afternoon to closely monitor the situation. As the pattern of unsettled weather is expected to continue beyond today, the region is to brace itself for additional thunderstorms on Wednesday and then again later in the week and into the weekend. It's a week where umbrellas and weather alerts will become fixtures for locals as the forecast indicates a mix of mostly sunny days interrupted often by chances of showers and thunderstorms.

The detailed forecast by the National Weather Service details a partly sunny and hot Tuesday, with a high near 91 and a continued threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Winds are set to pick up, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible tonight as storms become more likely, particularly after 5am. With the humidity sitting at 71%, the hot temperatures are bound to feel even more oppressive.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, the storms are forecast to not just stick around but intensify, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation and new rainfall amounts again ticking in between a quarter and half of inch. Though by Wednesday night, showers are likely to cease before 8pm, leading to a clear sky and a lower of around 63. "Additional thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday and then again Friday into the weekend," reports the NWS.