Storms light up central Indiana

WISH Photo

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — UPDATE 1:30 A.M.: A small stream flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Cass, White, and southern Miami County.

The NWS scheduled the severe thunderstorm watch to end Thursday morning at 7 A.M.

Stay with and Forecast 8 for more severe weather coverage.


UPDATE 12:40 A.M.: The National Weather Service has dropped the severe thunderstorm warning for five counties north of Indianapolis.

Boone, Clinton, Hamilton, Madison, and Montgomery County were all issued warnings as a line of thunderstorms moved through central Indiana Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

The thunderstorms continued on a southern path and entered Marion County just after midnight Thursday morning.


UPDATE 12:25 A.M.: A line of thunderstorms with hail potential have moved into Marion County. Forecast 8’s Pamela Gardner said the storms have potential for quarter-sized hail and wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour.


UPDATE 11:35 P.M.: More severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for Central Indiana counties including Carroll, Clinton, Howard, northern Montgomery, Tippecanoe and Tipton counties until 11:45 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Grant, Miami, and Wabash counties until 12:30 a.m.

Hazards with these storms include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail.

Click here for weather alerts in your area and stay with the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for developments on these storms.


UPDATE 10:45 P.M.: Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued late Wednesday night for some Central Indiana counties, including Carroll and Tippecanoe counties until 11:30 p.m.

Storms moving back in overnight could get severe.

Click here for weather alerts in your area and stay with the Forecast 8 Weather Blog for developments on these storms.

UPDATE 9:13 p.m.: Several counties in the area reported damage from the evenings first round of storms.

Below is a list of damages by county:

  • Hendricks County: Report of tree across the roadway
  •  Henry County: Tree limbs down around the county
  • Johnson County: Believed to be a lightning strike to a home. No damage or fire though.
  • Rush County:  Trees down all over the county
  • Shelby County: Trees down
  • Wayne County: Trees down

Photos | June 18 storms

At 9:10 p.m. IPL had 487 customers without power. Duke had 123 active outages with 4,471 customers affected.

LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) – Limbs fell onto a power line in several places in Lebanon.

Fire crews were near 500 East and State Road 32 blocking roads so REMC could clean up down lines.

At 7:42 p.m. IPL had 944 customers without power. Duke had 124 active outages with 10,711 customers affected.

Storms will move back in after midnight and could get severe. Click here to read updates in the Forecast 8 Weather Blog.

BOONE COUNTY (WISH) – Dispatchers confirmed that several trees and power lines were down all over Boone county.

Randolph had snapped trees, one tree reportedly struck a home.

In Henry several power lines were down and lightning hit a home.

Indianapolis Power and Light Company reported heavy rain and strong winds took out power for 4,500 customers. However, only 1,300 remain without power.

Duke Energy had 12,003 customers without power. SCIREMC reported about 30 of its customers were experiencing outages too.

Click on the links below to check for outages in your area:

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — As drivers got in their cars to head home after work Wednesday, storms began popping up across Central Indiana.

The storms moving through Hendricks and Marion counties around 5:15 p.m. had winds that could gust up to 50 mph. Hail, torrential rain and lightning were also possible.

Forecast 8 Meteorologist Pamela Gardner said storms could continue tonight. Another line of storms may form overnight that could affect the area until the early daybreak hours.

As with any storms that involve high winds, people should secure any loose items outdoors or bring them inside. It’s also a good idea to charge cell phones in order to stay informed if the power goes out. Click here to sign up for text alerts from WISH-TV. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s