Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect through early Tuesday morning

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through early Tuesday morning as storms are expected to move through the region.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says the Severe Thunderstorm will be in effect through 3 a.m. Tuesday for several Indiana counties, including Johnson County. The following hazards could occur:

  • Scattered wind gusts up to 70 mph likely;
  • Scattered hail up to 2 inches likely;
  • A couple of tornadoes are possible.

During severe thunderstorms, meteorologist encourage people to do the following:

  • Stay Weather Ready: Continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.
  • At Home: Go to a secure location if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued. Damaging wind or large hail may be approaching. Take pets if time allows.
  • At Workplaces or Schools: Stay away from windows if under a warning and damaging wind or large hail is approaching. Do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums or auditoriums.
  • Outside: Go inside a sturdy building immediately if severe thunderstorms are approaching. Sheds and storage facilities are not safe. Taking shelter under a tree can be deadly; the tree may fall. Standing under a tree also puts people at a greater risk of getting struck by lightning.
  • In a Vehicle: Being in a vehicle during severe thunderstorms is safer than being outside. However, people should drive to closest secure shelter if there is sufficient time.

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