Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Thursday, June 29, 2023 4:30 P.M.

A couple of hours ago a massive line of intense thunderstorms was moving ESE from Illinois to Indiana. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been moving in lockstep with the squall line. Two hours later (now), the severe warnings are still being issued. In fact, a warning now covers all of southern Indiana down to the Ohio River.

However, radar indications show considerable weakening along this line. It is still potent, just not as bad as it was. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the western two-thirds (everywhere west of I-75) of KY in a Severe Thunderstorm Watch this evening.

Primary threats are strong winds with a smaller chance for large hail. Storms should move through the metro area between 5:30 and 7 P.M. Expect the usual strong wind gusts of summer thunderstorms with scattered (mostly) minor damage.

As of 5:00 P.M. the line of storms is closing in on the Ohio River. It continues to weaken, but is still moving fast enough to generate gusts to 50mph, or so.

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