A tornado watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. for most of central and southern Indiana. Forecasters at the National Weather Service say thunderstorms are expected to develop today ahead of a cold front mainly between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The watch includes 68 Indiana counties including Bartholomew, Brown, Lawrence, Howard, Marion, Monroe, and Vigo counties.
Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Indianapolis Michael Koch says temperatures are normally in the 50′s during mid-November, and the warmer weather is contributing to potential storms.
“Today we also have a surge of warmer air from the Southwest coming up and then a cold front back from Illinois, so it’s pretty warm and unstable and plus we have a lot of wind shear going on with jet stream in the area. That combination is ideal for a tornado.”
Tornadoes, hail to one inch in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 75 mph and dangerous lightning are the primary threats with this storm.
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