Good afternoon, the latest update from the Storm Prediction Center have placed the far southwest counties in Central Indiana under a slight risk of severe storms for this evening. Damaging winds will be the primary threat.
A current look at the radar as of 4:29 pm, is showing showers and thunderstorms in south-central Illinois and moving northeast at 50 to 55 mph. These storms have a history of producing widespread damaging to destructive winds and these storms are heading towards west-central Indiana. A lone shower is showing up on radar to the south of Cloverdale and will likely move to the northeast as well. Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for southern Illinois until 7 pm CDT.
An updated look at FutureCast of how the radar could look like from 5 pm to 2 am Thursday morning, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms could continue to develop in Indiana, while the stronger storms continue to move northeast from Illinois and could move into the state by 6 pm. These storms will have the capability of remain severe with damaging winds. As we head into 7 pm, the storms could arrive in Lafayette, Greencastle, Crawfordsville, and possibly the Kokomo area. The loss of daytime heating could begin weaken the storms as sunset approaches, but will watch for additional storms from the west to move northeast during the early evening hours. Jumping ahead to around 11 pm, we will watch for another areas of showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe and producing heavy rainfall will be approaching the state line and will move into the state by midnight and as these storms move northeast into the state, these storms could begin a weakening trend and by 2 am, most of the storms will be in a much weaker state. We will continue to monitor the situation closely through the evening hours and will have additional updates on the Equinox Weather Facebook page.