More spring storms offer severe weather Wednesday

Forecast: Rain likely today; some storms could be severe

All of central IN is IN at least a SLIGHT risk for severe storms. All modes of severe weather, including isolated tornadoes, will be possible. For the weather nerds among us, the low-level jet ramps up between 3pm and 7pm Friday enhancing the coverage (and intensity) of scattered afternoon and evening storms.

It looks like the highest chance for severe thunderstorms could arrive between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.

We are in the beginning of a complex weather system that will bring thunderstorms to the area and the possibility of severe weather and flash flooding.

In summary, showers move in Friday morning, but heavy storms are possible Friday evening. Current indications would place southeastern and east-central OK in a more favorable position for severe storms but the metro may still have the potential if the boundary can retreat this far north.

Residents and travelers through the area should monitor local weather warnings and AccuWeather MinuteCast® to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Seems like the next chance of rain and storms will be at some point over the following weekend, April 29-30. A broken line of storms will then move in here later this evening into early Friday morning. However, the main threats that will come from today's storms will be lightning and heavy rain.

For the 24 hours that ended at 7 p.m., Lincoln, Beatrice and Nebraska City received about an inch of rain, while Bellevue and the Millard area got about a half inch.

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Hoosiers are encouraged to have multiple ways to receive severe weather alerts for their area, whether it be a smart phone, weather radio or the local news station.