As a cold front approached, heavy rain soaked central Indiana Wednesday. The heavy cloud cover and constant rain kept the atmosphere stable so strong to severe storms were not able to develop until the evening. The atmospheric environment began to de-stabilize south of Bloomington after 6pm and as predicted weather conditions were more favorable for strong to severe storms south of I-70.

Between 7pm and 10pm Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for nine counties and Tornado Warnings were issued for three counties. There were numerous reports of trees and powerlines down, thousands were left without power in Jackson county. A funnel cloud was also sighted in Jackson county and possible tornado damage was reported in Decatur county.

Behind the cold front the rain will end overnight and temperatures will fall into the 40s as skies clear. Thursday will be a sunny day with highs in the 50s and winds will gust up to 45 miles per hour Thursday afternoon. We’ll stay dry Friday with highs in the 60s and we’ll have a few showers Friday night. Easter weekend will be cool with highs in the 50s.

Stormy weather causes storm warnings Wednesday evening.

There were reports of power outages and storm damage.

Lows will be cooler overnight.

Parts of the state will be under a Wind Advisory, Thursday afternoon.

Winds will gust up to 45 miles per hour Thursday.

Temperatures will stay cool on Thursday.