Updated outlook removes northern Indiana from slight risk area

Convective outlook map

Northern Indiana is no longer at risk of severe weather today, according to an updated “Day 1 Convective Outlook” the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center issued at 12:20 p.m. EDT. As you can see on the map at right, the newly-draw slight risk area includes most of the southern half of Indiana but no longer includes northern Indiana.

Atmospheric instability appears to be insufficient for severe thunderstorms to develop in northern Indiana this afternoon, in part because of insufficient sunshine to create surface heating.

Non-severe thunderstorms remain forecast, however. Some of these could contain winds to 40 mph and small hail.