Central Indiana Faces Dual Threats of Severe Storms, Heat Risk

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  1. Indianapolis, IN – Central Indiana is bracing for a combination of severe thunderstorms and unseasonably hot weather this week, posing significant threats to public safety.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Indianapolis, severe thunderstorms are expected to develop tonight, with the primary threat being damaging winds after midnight. The severe weather risk continues into Wednesday, with additional threats including large hail and flooding from mid-afternoon into the evening. Areas such as Lafayette, Crawfordsville, and Terre Haute are under a heightened risk, with storms expected to hit hardest in the late hours and continue through the next day.

Additionally, the NWS has issued a moderate heat risk warning for today, with high temperatures nearing 90 degrees and lows in the upper 60s to near 70. This heat is particularly dangerous for sensitive and vulnerable populations, including the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. Residents are urged to stay hydrated, avoid outdoor activities between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, and seek air-conditioned environments to avoid heat-related illnesses.

The NWS advises monitoring weather updates closely and being prepared for sudden changes. Emergency kits, charged mobile devices, and plans for seeking shelter should be ready in case of severe weather.

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