Five things you need to know for Tuesday morning
Good Tuesday morning! Here's what you need to know to get your day started:
1. Storms rolled through central Indiana overnight and thousands of Hoosiers woke up to find themselves without power. Signals are out this morning at several intersections - including at Fall Creek Parkway and 30th, and also at Central and Meridian. Give yourself extra time for your morning commute and watch out for tree limbs down in the roadways. See storm updates here.
2. New laws take effect in Indiana today. There's a new gas use tax and guns are allowed in school parking lots. The biggest change involves the re-structuring of the criminal code, which hasn't changed since 1977.That means a number of low-level crimes will receive lower sentences including extended probation or offenders doing their time in the county jail or through community corrections. That creates some concern for law enforcement. See the complete list here.
3. It's #USAvsBEL in World Cup action today. (Or maybe it's more like #BeatBelgium!) Fans are invited to a watch party Tuesday (July 1) on Massachusetts Avenue to watch the U.S. play their first game of the knockout round against Belgium.The watch party will be held on Mass Ave, between Park and College. Fans are encouraged to arrive well before the 4 p.m. kickoff. Indy Eleven is hosting. More info here.
4. The severe weather is over, and now there's just a chance of an isolated shower or storm for the afternoon, after the morning rain ends. Highs will top out in the upper 80s today. Tonight temps fall into the mid 60s, and by Thursday, highs will only reach the mid 70s. Much cooler and drier air is in the seven-day forecast as we head towards the Fourth of July holiday! Get a detailed forecast here.
5. Wondering what to do for the Fourth of July weekend? See Fourth of July events for central Indiana here.