Severe storm in Midwest to bring damaging wind, large hail

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Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E) – Severe thunderstorms with threats of damaging wind and large hail is forecast for the southern Midwest on Tuesday afternoon onwards, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

The storm coverage is from eastern Missouri across southern Illinois, northern Kentucky, much of Indiana, western Ohio and into southern Michigan.

A storm complex in Illinois is forecast to arrive in central Indiana before Tuesday evening with the potential of bringing damaging wind and hail and causing localized flooding.

Hot and humid conditions will return Wednesday after the storms exit the state before midnight, SkyTrak meteorologist Chuck Lofton said, according to 13 WTHR.

The same weather is forecast for Cleveland, Ohio but lasting up to Thursday before conditions become dry in the weekend, the city’s NWS said. A large line of strong storms stretching from central Michigan into eastern Missouri is still moving eastward as of 3 p.m. and is expected to arrive in northeastern Ohio late Tuesday evening.

In southern Michigan, severe thunderstorm warnings were up for parts of Barry, Allegan, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo counties. A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect until 9 p.m. for the Detroit area, Ann Arbor and Lower Michigan’s southern counties.

In Kentucky, a low pressure in the west is likely to develop storms Tuesday afternoon, WLKY’s weather team said. The storm is expected to move eastward into the Ohio Valley bringing isolated high wind gusts. The storm will move east and end shortly after midnight.

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