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Severe Weather To Hit Area Today

Last updated on Friday, March 2, 2012

(BEDFORD) - A serious severe weather situation appears to be setting up for today across a large portion of Indiana.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center placed most of the southern half of the state in a moderate risk area for severe weather.

The area is along and south of a line from Muncie to Indianapolis to Evansville. The rest of the state, except is in a slight risk area.

A low-pressure system and a strong cold front will move into the region today bringing warm, moist air from the south into the area. The storm system is expected to strengthen as it approaches, setting the stage for severe weather.

Storms early today could carry a risk for large hail, with storms later in the day expected to bring damaging winds and tornadoes, some that could be strong and on the ground for a long period of time. Pay extra attention to weather conditions today and be prepared to get to safe locations if a warning is issued

The severe weather threat region could shift some as the storm system's track comes into clearer focus over the next few hours.

Today's severe weather threat comes just a couple of days after severe weather raked the Midwest, leaving death and destruction in its wake, including a confirmed tornado touchdown in the Ohio River city of Newburgh, east of Evansville.

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