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Tornado watch issued for central, southern Indiana

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3 active warnings at 3 am

  • Severe thunderstorm warning including Bloomington, Franklin and Martinsville until 3:45 a.m. EST. Wind gusts up to 70 mph. Quarter-sized hail possible. A tornado is possible.
  • Severe thunderstorm warning including Greenfield, New Castle and New Whiteland until 3:15 a.m. EST. Wind gusts up to 60 mph. Quarter-sized hail possible. A tornado is possible.

Tornado watch

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A tornado watch has been issued until 6 a.m. Wednesday Eastern time for much of central Indiana, all of southern Indiana plus parts of Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.

The watch area includes Indianapolis and counties to the east, west and south of the city.

The watch says a few tornadoes are likely, scattered hail up to 2 inches is possible, and scattered gusts up to 70 mph are possible.

Indiana counties initially including in the watch area were Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Sullivan, Switzerland, Union, Vanderburgh, Vigo, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.