Severe Storms Will Be Possible This Evening

An east-west cold front draped across southern Indiana will interact with a very warm and unstable atmosphere to spark scattered thunderstorms this afternoon.  These storms are expected to quickly become severe, with large hail as the primary threat.  As the storms grow, damaging winds will become more likely towards evening.  At this time the tornado threat appears small, though occasionally neighboring storms can interact with each other and spin up tornadoes in a large-scale environment that otherwise wouldn't support tornado formation.  Because of that and because severe thunderstorms can do as much damage as a small tornado, Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Warnings still need to be taken very seriously.

The thunderstorm threat should diminish as the sun sets this evening.  However, additional storms will be possible later tonight.



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