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Live updates on the Hurricane Beryl tracker: Tornado confirmed in Indiana

Live updates on the Hurricane Beryl tracker: Tornado confirmed in Indiana

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Tropical Depression Beryl has made landfall for a third time and is expected to continue moving northeast, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. Here’s the latest news as Beryl’s center moves through northern Indiana after the storm spawned a tornado in the southwestern corner of the state late Tuesday.

Following a tornado in southern Indiana Tuesday night, Beryl continues to impact weather across the state. The NWS announced early Wednesday that a wind advisory is in effect for parts of central Indiana, with wind gusts of 25-35 mph expected.

A NWS post on X/Twitter said gusts of 45-50 mph were possible.

The remnants of Beryl are expected to continue to impact the Midwest through Wednesday, as the NWS has issued a flood warning for parts of northwest Indiana and southern Illinois through Wednesday afternoon.

The expected “excessive rainfall” could cause localized flooding and cause creeks and rivers to overflow their banks. Additional rainfall of 5 to 10 centimeters in the region could cause traffic delays and other hazards.

The greater Indianapolis area is outside the flood warning, but a severe weather warning with gusts of up to 80 km/h and a persistent risk of thunderstorms remains in effect through Wednesday.

The NWS forecast scattered showers and thunderstorms through 9 p.m. Tuesday, especially before 1 p.m. Wednesday, before skies begin to clear for the rest of the week. Wednesday’s high is expected to be above 24 degrees.

A tornado warning remained in effect in eastern Indiana until 9:15 p.m. Tuesday as the severe thunderstorm moving through the state moved toward the Ohio border near Liberty.

Return to IndyStar.com for the latest information on Beryl’s impact on Indiana weather.

Black Township Fire Chief Jay Price said the fire department’s emergency dispatch center’s communications equipment was destroyed by the tornado in Mount Vernon, causing delays in the response of firefighters who were on a rescue mission when the tornado formed.

Price said the tornado caused some roofs to collapse at a mobile home park and caused a large gas leak, among other damage, but no injuries were reported as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Mount Vernon is a city in southwest Indiana, west of Evansville, on the Ohio River. It has about 6,300 residents.

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Jay Price, chief of the Black Township Fire Department, on the tornado in Mount Vernon

Jay Price, chief of the Black Township Fire Department, on the tornado in Mount Vernon

Photos taken by Evansville Courier & Press staff also show a train derailed in the storm, power poles split in half and overturned semi-trailers left in the tornado’s path.

Tornadoes and severe weather are impacting southern Indiana. At 5:25 p.m., the National Weather Service confirmed a large and extremely dangerous tornado over Mount Vernon, moving north at 25 mph.

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Watch: Video shows large tornado in Mount Vernon

Video shows the moments when a tornado was spotted near the highway in Mount Vernon

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View more Beryl damage: Tornado hits southern Indiana: Watch video from Mount Vernon

Train derailed by tornado in Mount Vernon, Indiana

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

The Indiana counties affected by the warning are Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Dubois, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington, according to the NWS warning. The tornado warning is in effect until 11 p.m.

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As the storm moves back toward the east coast, heavy rain and possible flooding are the biggest concerns.

“Widespread, heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected along and northeast of Beryl’s path over the next two days,” the NWS told USA Today.

NWS Indianapolis is warning of possible brief tornadoes south of Interstate 70 and east of Interstate 69, giving a 5 to 9 percent chance of a tornado occurring within 25 miles of any point, especially Monday afternoon and evening.

The greatest threat of severe weather in central Indiana is expected to occur between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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What you should know about Tropical Depression Beryl moving through Indiana:

According to the NWS forecast models for Marion County, central Indiana is in for plenty of rain. There is a 75% to 93% chance of rain and thunderstorms from 6 a.m. Tuesday through midnight Wednesday.

The chance of rain will decrease on Wednesday evening, but will remain at around 60% until noon. By 6 p.m. the chance of rain will drop to 33%.

Gusty winds up to 40 miles per hour are expected on Wednesday. 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is expected during the duration of the storms. Temperatures should be between 69 and 79 degrees for the two days.

Visit www.weather.gov to find weather models for your Indiana county.

According to the NWS, a flood warning has been issued for parts of southwest Indiana through Wednesday morning and for parts of northern Indiana through Wednesday afternoon. Those living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take action in the event of flooding.

This forecast shows the most likely path of the storm center. It does not show the full width of the storm or its impacts, and the storm center will likely move outside the cone up to 33% of the time.

The figures show a range of forecasting tools and models, and not all are the same. The Hurricane Center uses only the four or five best performing models for its forecasts.

  • June 28, 5 p.m.: Tropical Depression 2 forms in the central Atlantic Ocean, about 1,225 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Winds 35 mph.
  • June 28, 11 p.m.: Tropical Storm Beryl forms about 1,787 kilometers east-southeast of Barbados. Wind speed: 64 km/h.
  • June 29, 5 p.m.: Beryl will be the first hurricane of the 2024 season, 720 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Wind speed: 75 mph.
  • June 30, 8am: Beryl becomes a Category 3 hurricane 420 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Wind speed 115 mph.
  • June 30, 11:35 am: Beryl is now a Category 4 hurricane 350 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Winds 130 mph.
  • July 1, 11:10 am: Landfall No. 1. Beryl reaches the island of Carriacou, Grenada, as a Category 4 hurricane. Wind speed 240 km/h.
  • July 1, 11pm: Beryl becomes a Category 5 hurricane in the eastern Caribbean. Wind speed: 257 km/h.
  • July 2, 2 a.m.: In the eastern Caribbean, Beryl is strengthening even further. Wind speeds reach 265 km/h.
  • July 2, 2 p.m..: Beryl weakens slightly as the eye passes south of the Dominican Republic. Wind speed: 250 km/h.
  • July 3, 5 p.m.: Eyewall of Beryl brushes the south coast of Jamaica. Wind speed 140 mph.
  • July 4, 8am: Beryl is centered southwest of Grand Cayman Island. Wind speed 120 mph.
  • July 4, 9.30 p.m.: Beryl strengthens again to a Category 3 storm as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula. Wind speed: 185 km/h.
  • July 5, 6:05 am: Landfall #2: Beryl makes landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula northeast of Tulum, Mexico as a Category 2 storm. Wind speed: 110 mph (177 km/h).
  • July 5, 1 p.m. CDT: Beryl weakens to a tropical storm as it moves across Mexico. Wind speed: 70 mph.
  • July 5, 10 p.m. CDT: Beryl enters the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm. Wind speed 60 mph.
  • July 7, 11 p.m. CDT: Beryl re-strengthens into a hurricane 65 miles south-southeast of Matagorda, Texas. Wind speed: 75 mph.
  • July 8, 4 a.m. CDT: Landfall #3. Beryl makes landfall near Matagorda, Texas as a Category 1 storm. Winds 80 mph.

Contributors: Gabe Huari, Doyle Rice, Thao Nguyen, Cheryl McCloud, Christopher Cann, Cybele Mayes-Osterman, Jorge L. Ortiz and Michael Loria, USA TODAY.

Chris Sims is a digital content producer for Midwest Connect Gannett. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.