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LIVE BLOG: Severe storms enter central Indiana for second time within a week

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Apr 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-05 15:41:39-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Severe weather is moving through central Indiana on Wednesday.

This is the second stretch of severe weather in the area within a week.

The morning round of storms led to thousands of power outages and damage to power lines and trees.

3:40 p.m.

The tornado watch for Central Indiana has been canceled. A few counties in SW Indiana remain under a watch until 5 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Many companies are reporting power outages throughout the state. Duke has reported 500, AES has reported 1,500, Indiana Michigan has reported 1,400 outages and Nipsco has reported under 200 outages.

2 p.m.

The Tornado Watch for most of the WRTV viewing area has been cancelled. Counties south and southeast of Indianapolis remain under the watch, but the threat of severe weather continues to dissipate.

12:15 p.m.

The Tornado Warning for Boone and Montgomery counties expires. Severe Thunderstorm continues until 12:30 p.m.

11:56 a.m.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Boone and Montgomery counties until 12:15 p.m.

As this cell moved through central Indiana, a viewer sent in a video of a lightning strike on their property in Johnson County.

Princes Lakes Lightning Strike

10:30 a.m.

A Tornado Watch is issued until 5 p.m. for all of the WRTV viewing area.

10:25 a.m.

The second round of storms is entering the WRTV viewing area. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for White County until 11 a.m.

9:29 a.m.

Following the first storms around 9 a.m., Danville Fire Department shared the following image.

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According to Duke Energy, more than 1,000 customers lost power during the morning round of weather.

9 a.m.

A Tornado Watch was issued for the northern part of the WRTV viewing area. This includes Carroll, Miami, Grant and Jay counties.