Slight risk of severe weather in Indiana tomorrow (Oct. 5)

convective outlook map
Yellow area: Slight risk of severe weather. Green area: Thunderstorms, but insignificant risk of severe weather.

Much of Indiana has a slight risk of severe weather tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 5, according to the Day 2 Convective Outlook that the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued at 1:30 p.m. EDT today. The slight risk area includes all Indiana counties served by the northern Indiana NWS office, except Steuben, DeKalb, Allen, Adams, most of Jay and the eastern half of Wells. In IMO SKYWARN quadrant two, the slight risk area includes Whitley, Huntington, western Wells and Blackford Counties.

Forecasters expect lines of multiple thunderstorms to form during the afternoon tomorrow. The main threat is for damaging straight-line winds. Some hail is also possible as is a tornado.

We’ll know much more about the risk when SPC issues its Day 1 Convective Outlooks tomorrow, beginning at about 1 a.m. EDT. Meanwhile, if you have any outdoor activities planned tomorrow, it would be wise to have some means of receiving weather warnings and be prepared to curtail the activities should severe weather approach.