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Strong storms possible tonight, cooler next week

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INDIANAPOLIS - ***SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED FOR CENTRAL & SOUTH INDIANA UNTIL 2:00 A.M.***

The watch covers 37 counties across the central and southern portions of the state including the cities of Indianapolis, Bloomington, Anderson, Bedford, Columbus, Crawfordsville, Frankfort, Lafayette, Muncie, Seymour, Shelbyville, Terre Haute and Vincennes.

Concerts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were put on hold Saturday night as a thunderstorm with wind gusts up to 50mph possible passed overhead. Concert-goers sought shelter as they waited for the storm to pass so the Brickfest festivities could continue.

Indianapolis Symphony-goers were not as lucky. Their concert Saturday night was cancelled because of the weather. The Symphony's official Twitter feed said that patrons' rain checks would be good for any Symphony on the Prairie concert this summer.

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It was a warm and muggy day with dew points soaring into the low 70s. That will help set the stage for another unsettled weather pattern to move in this evening.

Organized thunderstorms will be likely, especially along and south of I-70. Some storms could be strong to severe, with the main threats being damaging winds. The Storm Prediction Center has adjusted the risk for tonight into Sunday morning. The Moderate Risk has been downgraded to a slight risk of severe weather. This is good news but something we will monitor through the night. Heavy rain is likely and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for central Indiana.

Here is the latest timing of storms: thunderstorms will likely arrive in west central Indiana by 8pm, Indianapolis by 9pm and east central Indiana by 10pm. Most of the activity will come to an end after midnight.

It will be a warm overnight with temperatures only falling into the low 70s.

Another round of storms will be possible Sunday with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 80s.

Much cooler air arrives on Monday with temperatures struggling to climb into the low 70s.

There is a chance of record lows on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The record low for Tuesday is 51 degrees set back in 1881 and the record low for Wednesday is 51 set back in 1965.

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