Another day of slight risk in Indiana

Map from Day One Convective Outlook issued at 8:44 a.m. EDT May 22

Update: The convective outlook issued at 9:05 p.m. EDT indicates that there is no longer any risk of severe weather in Indiana or Ohio.

Once again today, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has determined that a slight risk of severe weather exists in a large part of Indiana. According to the Day One Convective Outlook the SPC issued at 8:44 a.m. EDT, a slight risk exists in the eastern half of Indiana and all of Ohio from 9 a.m. EDT today until 8 a.m. EDT tomorrow, May 23. This includes all of IMO SKYWARN quadrants one and two. The outlook forecasts isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, with the primary risk being wind and hail damage (15 percent probability of either). Things look a bit more intense in eastern Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania and New York, where the probability of damaging winds and hail is 30 percent.

The northern Indiana national weather service weather forecast office issues a Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) at 5:01 a.m .EDT in which wrote that thunderstorms are likely, mainly this afternoon. The HWO also indicates that a few storms could be severe with large hail and damaging winds, mainly east of U.S. 31. The HWO indicates that the office does not expect to activate storm spotters today.

It will be interesting to see what the SPC has to say in their updated convective outlook at around 12:30 p.m. EDT.