Slight risk of severe weather in central Indiana Friday

Yellow area: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms Friday, including hail and damaging straight-line winds. Green area: Thunderstorms but insignificant risk of severe thunderstorms.

Portions of central Indiana have a slight risk of severe weather between 8 a.m. EDT Friday and 8 a.m. EDT Saturday, according to a Day 3 Convective Outlook that the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued at 3:20 a.m. EDT today. Hail and damaging straight-line winds are the greatest threats and these are most likely Friday evening.

As you can see on the map above, the slight risk area includes the following Indiana counties and other counties to the south and west of them: Benton, White, Cass, southern Miami, southern Wabash, southwestern  Huntington and Grant.

Because this forecast is for more than 48 hours form now, there is some uncertainty regarding where severe weather might form. Our next look at the risks of severe weather will come with the Day 2 Convective Outlook that the SPC will issue at around 2 a.m. EDT tomorrow.