Good news on the storms. It still looks like a second line of thunderstorms will develop between 8 p.m. and 12 a. m. but they should not be as intense. Wind gusts of 45 mph and small hail will be the main threats. Big storms over Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee are robbing our cold front of needed moisture to fire up the bigger storms here at home. So remember the big three in severe weather forecasting: LIFT, MOISTURE, AND INSTABILITY...Our moisture is now cut-off and the instability will be held in check by mostly cloudy skies. We will have some lift with our cold front tonight so we will remember our lightning safety rules and track those storms with you!
If anything changes which can always happen in Indiana I will check back and of course have the latest on the news tonight!
This latest update is of course in agreement with the National Weather Service offices we work closely with during big weather events. We like to talk to each other along with many of the area emergency management agencies before issuing public statements, discussions, and even blog updates. Remember severe weather is all about teamwork. We will continue to keep our eyes to the sky and work together!