Severe thunderstorms threaten Indiana late Wednesday, early Thursday

Strong winds, tornadoes possible in Ind. storms

INDIANAPOLIS - Severe thunderstorms will be possible across nearly all of Indiana late Wednesday and early Thursday as a spring storm system moves through the region.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the state in a slight risk zone for severe weather.

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There could be some scattered showers and storms in the first part of the day on Wednesday, but the severe weather potential is highest later in the day and early on Thursday.

"That's when the cold front will come through with a round of potentially severe weather," said StormTeam 6 meteorologist Todd Klaassen. "That threat will be with us into the early-morning hours on Thursday."

The severe weather threat area includes all but far northern Indiana and far southeastern Indiana.

Strong winds and a few isolated tornadoes will be possible in the state. The severe weather threat is expected to be a bit higher southwest of Indiana.

With Indiana now entering severe weather season, the state's Department of Homeland Security is advising all families to put together a kit with enough emergency supplies to last three days, including a weather radio.

"In the past, some of the deadliest tornados that we've had in Indiana occured at night, and an all-hazards radio will alert your family 24 hours a day," said Ian Connor, with DHS.

The severe weather threat will end with the passage of a cold front Thursday morning.

Much cooler weather will settle into the region after the front passes, with showers and falling temperatures during the day on Thursday.

By Friday, high temperatures will struggle to get to 50 degrees.

Temperatures will warm up over the weekend, however.

Stay with StormTeam 6 and TheIndyChannel.com for the latest severe weather information.

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