Severe thunderstorms threaten part of Indiana on Memorial Day

Damaging winds biggest threat from holiday storms

INDIANAPOLIS - A line of strong to severe thunderstorms could roll into parts of Indiana later today and into the evening, packing the potential for strong winds and large hail.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in place for parts of western Indiana through Monday evening.

Storm Team 6 meteorologist Kyle Mounce said there is a slight risk of severe weather in parts of western and central Indiana.

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The risk area includes Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Columbus, Bloomington and Lafayette.

A long-lived line of strong to severe thunderstorms rolled into parts of Illinois from the west by early afternoon Monday, but those storms weakened as they approached Indiana. 

Warm, moist air moved into Indiana ahead of that line of storms, with some isolated storms firing up ahead of the line.

Strong winds will be the main threat from the storms, though large hail is also possible.

The storms are expected to begin weakening after they push into the region, but more showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the week ahead.

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

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