Large Hail, Damaging Winds Possible In Indiana Storms

Severe Weather Threatens Indiana

A severe thunderstorm watch is in place into Wednesday evening as a frontal system moves through Indiana.

Damaging winds and large hail will be possible in thunderstorms that are expected to rumble through Indiana through early Thursday morning.

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The watch includes the Indianapolis metropolitan area and points to the south. The Lafayette area is not included in the watch.

The BMW Championship at Crooked Stick golf course in Carmel was evacuated Tuesday morning ahead of the storms. The course is expected reopened during the early afternoon.

Though the first line has cleared the Indianapolis metro area, more storms are possible later in the evening. No severe weather was reported in the first line of storms.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is expected to fire up in Illinois during the afternoon hours and move toward Indiana toward evening.

Ample moisture is in place ahead of a frontal system that will be the focus for storm development.

Large hail is a primary threat, with the possibility that some storms will pack larger than 2-inch hail. Damaging wind gusts in excess of 70 mph will also be possible.

The greatest hail threat will be from supercell thunderstorms that may form ahead of a line of storms.

The tornado threat is relatively low, but tornadoes are always possible in severe thunderstorms.
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