Severe Weather Possibilities: What to Expect
STATEWIDE--Showers and thunderstorms are likely for most of Indiana starting this afternoon and into the evening.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a marginal risk (the lowest designation) for severe weather in central Indiana, while areas in the southern part of the state are under a slight risk (second lowest designation).
"Those include places like Bloomington, Bedford, Columbus, and Seymour. It's still kind of a lower end threat. Damaging wind is going to be the primary concern, but there could be some large hail and would not be surprised if we had a quick spin up of a tornado or two ," said WISH-TV Meteorologist Marcus Bailey.
Bailey said the thunderstorms will start to pop up anytime between 1 and 2 p.m.
"It's fair game anytime after that. We're going to see development of these thunderstorms in the afternoon. This is going to be a mainly afternoon and evening event," Bailey said.
Flooding will be a problem just about everywhere today given how much rain has already fallen and that more rain is likely to hit just about every portion of the state either this afternoon or evening.
"Anything that we add on is just going to create problems. It won't take much to create flooding issues today," Bailey said. "The biggest thing is to make sure storm drains are clear if you live in a neighborhood. Watch for debris that could fall too."
As for the threat of tornadoes, Bailey says that's a low-end threat.
"It's not zero. There are some ingredients that will allow for some rotation going on. I wouldn't be shocked if we got a couple of tornado warnings. I don't think it's in the range of what he had last weekend, but don't be caught off guard. Know that threat does exist," Bailey said.
Northern Indiana is also under a marginal risk for severe weather.
(PHOTO: National Weather Service of Indianapolis)