Tornado watch in effect until 9 p.m.

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By The Staff

Marion County is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

The National Weather Service has issued the watch for south central Indiana and central Kentucky. This afternoon and evening severe storms are expected to pass through the area.

Damaging winds and hail are expected to be the main threats from the storm system, according to the weather service. Brief but torrential rainfall is also possible.

A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of tornados.