UPDATE: Storm Damage Reports Coming In

Snow showers will be possible across portions of the region late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening.

We have the latest watches, warnings and delays right here as they are issued.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE

Indiana State Police say parts of two major roadways remain closed this morning. Heavy rain and high winds overnight are to blame for downed trees and damage to about a dozen homes in the Bloomington area. They say State Road 45 near Stanford is closed due to a tree blocking the roadway. They add that State Rd. 43 in Greene County is also closed. They site downed power lines and trees in addition to sporadic damage that has hit at least ten homes in the Solsberry area.

In Indiana’s South Central region, Duke Energy says at least 3,354 of its customers are out of power as of 7:45 a.m. and REMC reports 504 customers out of power. A majority of the outages are occurring in Brown, Johnson and Monroe counties.

4:15 A.M. UPDATE

Forecasters at the National Weather Service have canceled many of the counties in the Tornado Watch that was set to expire at 5:00 a.m.

4:04 A.M. UPDATE

Shelby County Sheriff reporting damage to the porch of a house in Shelbyville with possible damage to the main house structure.

3:40 A.M. UPDATE

Almost 15,000 residents are without power in southern Indiana now. Residents effected the most are in Hendricks, Johnson and Lawrence counties.

3:21 A.M. UPDATE

A public report of 70 mph thunderstorm wind gusts was sent at 1:00 a.m. this morning near Odon in Daviess County by the National Weather Service.

A trained spotter reports 65 mph winds near Paragon in Morgan County.

A trained spotter in Brownsburg of Hendricks County also reports 70 mph wind gusts.

2:55 A.M. UPDATE

More from Indiana State Police: Greene County Sheriff’s Department reporting heavy structural damage to several residences on State Road 43 from Solsberry to Hendricksville in Eastern Greene County.

This has resulted in heavy debris in the roadway including trees and power lines being down at this time.

State Road 43 will be closed from Solsberry to Hendricksville until further notice. Emergency crews are en route to survey the damage. No injuries are reported at this time

2:41 A.M. UPDATE

Indiana State Police Report: Bloomington area residents reporting a tree blocking the roadway on State Road 45 at Hinds Road in southwestern Monroe County.

Also a large shed is reported in the roadway at Vernal Pike and Hartstraight Road. Fire and Monroe County emergency crews are en route.

1:37 A.M. UPDATE

A tornado warning was issued at 1:04 a.m. for Greene, Monroe and Owen counties and then canceled or allowed to expire at 1:45 a.m. No reports of tornadoes, just wind gusts to 64 mph in Bloomington and 70 mph winds in Brownsburg.

12:16 A.M. UPDATE

A trained spotter in Carlisle of Sullivan County is reporting 55 mph winds.

12:10 A.M. UPDATE

The first thunderstorm warnings have just been issued. The main threats will be damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, heavy rainfall, flooding and lightning.

A tornado watch remains in effect south of Indianapolis through 5 a.m. as a severe line of thunderstorms across east central Illinois is expected to lift northeast across central Indiana overnight.

4:54 P.M. UPDATE

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say a strong cold front is poised to sweep through the area tonight sparking widespread showers and thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to occur during the 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. time frame. The main threats will be damaging winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and lightning, although small hail and isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

A flood watch is in effect this evening through Wednesday morning.

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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