Isolated Severe Storms Today in Indiana
A line of severe thunderstorms has been moving through parts of the Midwest today, with winds above 60 mph producing damage in Indiana and Eastern Illinois. Rochester, IN saw a wind gust of 65 mph, knocking down trees and creating power outages. A car was blown off of U.S. Highway 231 as the storms moved into the area. Power lines were knocked down in Danville, IL.
The Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk for severe storms in Indiana into this evening, with strong winds as the biggest concern. The risk of hail and tornadoes is low. A marginal risk extends into the Tennessee Valley.
A cold front moving into the warm air helped to produce the strong thunderstorms. The storms are expected to weaken by the overnight, but areas from Southern Lower Michigan and Eastern Indiana have a risk for strong winds in the next couple of hours.
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) November 18, 2016
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