To my friends and family back in Indiana....
The Storm Prediction Center has issued Tornado Watch #143 for parts of eastern Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and southern Michigan. The watch is in effect until 11:00pm ET.
The main threat will be damaging wind, hail up to 2" in diameter, and tornadoes. Storm are expected to move slightly north of east at 45 mph.
Some of the cities in the watch include: Columbus (IN & OH), Bloomington, IN, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Muncie, Lafayette, and Terre Haute.
Remember that a watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes.