Storm Recap, Winds of Change, and Falling Temps

Hope your Monday is going well!  It certainly has been windy and full of change.

This morning’s storms did bring some damage here to the Hoosier State, but farther south in Alabama, it caused deadly tornadoes.  Here’s a look at storm reports from the Storm Prediction Center including 23 tornado reports and nearly 200 severe weather reports across 8 states including here in Indiana.

The damage locally included part of the roof peeled back from Nashville Elementary School in Brown County.  This photo courtesy of Rodney Margison of

After the storms, we watched gusty winds funnel in behind a strong cold front.  Our WeatherBug Network recorded gusts as high as 54 mph in Straughn (Henry County) and 45 mph at Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indy.

Those winds of change brought us falling temperatures in a hurry.  Just after midnight, we hit 54 degrees ahead of the front.  By mid-afternoon we were down to 37!  And the falling temperatures will continue through the night with lows down into the 20s.

The extended outlook doesn’t throw us too many curve balls, but you’ll want to keep an eye on Wednesday into Thursday.  We could see moisture ride in (especially the southern half of the state and including Indy) that might begin as a rain/snow mix before turning to rain and might also transition to mix during the night, so a touch of slush and slippery roads might be possible.

Here’s a look at your 7-day…after a cool-down tomorrow, we’re back in the 40s for much of the week.  The average high this time of year is still only 36.

Take Care!

Chikage Windler