Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat, with hail, brief heavy rainfall and dangerous lightning also possible.
Severe storms expected over parts of the Ohio Valley this afternoon.
State police have issued 25 citations and 24 warnings for texting while driving since the law went into effect in July.
Indiana State Police report of tornado activity east of Bedford. Duke Energy reports 65,000 people without power - REMC reporting 2,500 without power.