Hail ranging from pea-size to ping-pong ball-size was reported across central Indiana in several locations. There were a few reports of stalled vehicles in high water and a tree that came down on a garage.
At 9 p.m., Duke Energy reported about 1,400 customers without power, mostly to the southeast of Indianapolis. Power crews are starting to deal with outages across the area. IPL reports about 700 Marion County customers in the dark. Most are in Franklin Township, the southeast corner of the county.
A flash flood warning is in effect for northeastern Johnson, northwestern Shelby, southern Marion and southwestern Hancock County until 8:00 pm. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 3:00 a.m. for the following counties:
DAVIESS GREENE KNOX
CLAY OWEN PARKE
PUTNAM VERMILLION VIGO
Rain and thunderstorms could affect Community Day activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this afternoon.
The passage of a cold front changes things, setting us up for a mild and dry stretch of weather into the weekend. Remember, it is a weekend that includes the 500 Festival Parade, the Indy 500 and Memorial Day.
We are forecasting some sun and 76 for Carburetion Day Friday, sunshine on 78 for the Parade Saturday, sunshine and 80 for Race Day on Sunday and some sun and 85 for Memorial Day Monday.
THIS DAY IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY 1949: Two tornadoes killed 17 people and injured over 200 more. Most of the deaths and injuries occurred when a tornado hit the west side of Shelburn.