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Active January for severe weather in South

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The new year has been an active one for severe weather in parts of the country.

For Indiana, Hoosiers have not had a single confirmed tornado.

In the South, multiple severe weather outbreaks have resulted in a much high tornado count compared to normal.

Alabama alone has had 28 confirmed tornadoes through Tuesday. They only average two tornadoes per January using historical stats from 1989-2013. Even our neighbors to the west in Illinois have already tallied nine tornadoes. The month of January is typically a quiet one for Indiana with the average only being at one tornado.

Wednesday brings yet another severe weather risk in the south. A few states are under a slight (2/5) risk, so we will have to see if the tornado count climbs higher after this system.

Wednesday, January 18 risk