Scattered damage reported in Indiana storms

Most of Indiana was under a slight risk for severe storms Saturday, according to predictions from the National Weather Service, with widely scattered reports of storm damage.

The first severe thunderstorm warning was issued late Saturday afternoon, as a thunderstorm with 60 mph wind gusts moved northeast from Terre Haute.

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Damage reports started coming in about 6 p.m., as storms moved through, bringing large hail, damaging winds and continuous cloud-to-ground lightning.

Officials said a tree came down in front of a Freelandville, Ind., nursing home, taking power lines down with it. Damage reports sent via Twitter said a utility pole was snapped at the base and cornfields were damaged in Warren County.

A tornado watch was issued for counties in southwest Indiana, in the Evansville area.

A moist, unstable air mass followed by a cold front moving east created potential for severe storms, the NWS said.

By early Sunday morning, the storm threat had shifted to the east.

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