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Keep your eyes on skies for windy weather

Everyone is paying attention to the weather after the recent devastating storms that left a deadly swath of destruction in several states, most notably Kentucky. So a lot of people, including us in Hamilton County, should be alert this evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for portions of Indiana, including Hamilton County. The advisory, which goes into effect at 7 p.m. tonight and lasts until 7 a.m. tomorrow morning, forecasts that we could see wind gusts in Noblesville in the lower 40 mph range.

To our west and north, the forecasts call for much more vigilance. A moderate risk of severe thunderstorms is forecast for today through tonight. The NWS says that widespread severe wind gusts of 60 to 75 mph, along with at least a few tornadoes, are likely from late afternoon through this evening across the Mid-Missouri Valley to the Upper Mississippi Valley. Embedded gusts of 80 to 100 mph and a nocturnal strong tornado or two are also possible, particularly across western to northern Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

Locally, we should see a sharp drop after tomorrow’s predicted high of 64. The high on Friday will only reach into the 40s and will struggle to reach 40 for the remainder of the weekend.