A tornado possible with incoming storms

FILE - Viewer submitted photo shows a cold air funnel spotted just east of Pine Village, Ind. on May 16, 2014. (WLFI Report!t Photo)
FILE - Viewer submitted photo shows a cold air funnel spotted just east of Pine Village, Ind. on May 16, 2014. (WLFI Report!t Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tuesday night’s storms bring the possibility of a tornado, according to Weather Team 18.

NWS said a tornado is on the ground in Speedway, Ind. and heading towards Indianapolis, according to News 18′s sister station WISH-TV.

Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans said Tuesday the sun will pop out, temperatures will surge into the 80s, and additional scattered storms are possible.

Evans said an isolated severe storm or two is possible, bring with it wind and hail.

“However, shear in lowest one mile of atmosphere may lead to a random funnel, or a very brief EF0 tornado with seemingly little to no warning,” Evans said.

The storms not only have severe risks, it will have an impact on already flooded areas. After 3 to 7 inches of rainfall from Monday into Tuesday, Evans said areas under concern are Newton, Jasper, and parts of White and Benton counties.

To view the local rainfall totals, head to Chad’s Blog. 

To view alerts in the News 18 viewing area, head to the Weather Alerts Page

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