Heavy rain and lightning move through central Indiana

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Angela Buchman
A line of strong thunderstorms is bringing heavy rain and frequent lightning to central Indiana Tuesday night.

Photo by Joe Walker

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning had been issued for Marion and Hendricks counties when radar indicated a strong storm with 60 MPH winds and small hail near Brownsburg. The warning expired at 11:15 p.m. as the storms moved east into Hancock County.

A wind gust of 41 MPH was recorded at Lucas Oil Stadium during the storms. Further to the north, three inches of rain fell near the town of Battle Ground in Tippecanoe County.


Scattered storms are in the forecast for Tuesday evening. Overnight temperatures will fall into the upper 60s and lower 70s, with some fog developing late.Wednesday will start with patchy dense fog.

Much of Wednesday will be just hot and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A day of sunshine will allow instability to build and possibly help trigger isolated storms late in the day.

The better chance for storms will arrive later Wednesday night and linger through Thursday. Scattered storms and highs in the upper 80s are in the forecast for Thursday.

A few more storms are possible on Friday, with highs near 90 degrees.

If we miss 90 on Friday, we will get there this weekend. Most of the weekend will be dry, hot and humid.

See all watches and warnings here.

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