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A stormy Wednesday for portions of central Indiana

Strong to severe storms are possible between 2 and 8 pm Wednesday for most of central and southern Indiana.


“We’ll see a bit of a break around midday or into the early afternoon hours. As we get further along into the afternoon, a frontal boundary is going to move towards the area. We’ll see some additional showers and perhaps some thunderstorms develop along that front,” said Joe Nield, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. 


Nield said the storms are “extremely conditional,” meaning there are certain things that have to happen in order for them to be severe. Those could be unusually warm temperatures, breaks in the clouds, or high wind gusts.


“If we get that, then we may see a few strong to severe storms during that time frame with damaging winds as the primary threat. Potentially, there could be an isolated tornado because the low-level shear is so strong,” said Nield.


After 8 pm Wednesday, Nield said the rain moves out. Skies will be sunny and high temperatures will be in the 50s across Indiana for Thursday through Sunday.


“The next chance for precipitation comes on Sunday afternoon. We may see a snow shower Sunday night into Monday. We’re watching a system that, depending on how it develops, could bring us some snow. As of right now, there aren’t expectations for very much snow at this time,” said Nield.

High temperatures will drop into the 30s for much of the state next week.