Severe Storm Potential for Labor Day

Good morning, the weather overall for today will be quiet across the state, with lots of sunshine and low humidity.  That all will change for our Labor Day as there is a slight risk of severe storms for northern Indiana and a portion of central Indiana.  Marginal risk of severe weather for central Indiana as the Convective Outlook shows.


Labor Day will not be a washout, the morning and a good portion of the afternoon hours will remain quiet as the Futurecast will show below, but as humidity increase and dewpoints will rise back in the upper 60s to near 70 and a strong cold front approaches from the northwest, instability will increase and so will the shower and thunderstorm potential.  Futurecast shows showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop after 3 pm and quickly increase in intensity and coverage and move southeast.  This line of storms will become apparent on radar by the early evening hours in northwest Indiana.  The initial line of storms could have isolated supercells ahead of the storms, and all modes will be possible.  Line will continue to the southeast and will be impacting the following areas:

Lafayette 7-8 pm, Kokomo 8-9 pm, Muncie, Indy, and Terre Haute 9-10 pm, Bloomington 10-11 pm, Evansville between 11-midnight

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The primary threat with the storms Monday afternoon through evening will be damaging winds and large hail, however with the initial development, isolated supercells will be possible, so the threat of a tornado or two will also be possible, especially in northern Indiana where the storms will develop.   Stay weather aware and we will update this later today and on Monday.  Don’t forget to check out the Equinox Weather Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!