Five things you should know for Saturday

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Here are five things that you should know about that are going on today around Central Indiana:

  1. Many events around Central Indiana are being canceled due to the heavy rain and lightning moving across the area this morning. Cancelations include the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Military Park, Mutt Strut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and The Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Great Indy Cleanup along Binford Boulevard.
  2. Vice-President Mike Pence and Indiana U.S.. Senator Joe Donnelly will assist in the christening of the USS Indiana submarine during ceremonies at the Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia on Saturday. Indiana (SSN 789) is the 16th Virginia-class fast attack submarine and the sixth Virginia-class Block III submarine. This next-generation attack submarine provides the Navy with the capabilities required to maintain the nation's undersea superiority well into the 21st century. The ceremony will be streamed live and will be on WTHR.com.
  3. The Indianapolis Colts will announce their draft picks for the fourth and fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft at the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo. The picks will be streamed live on Colts.com, NFL Now and NFL Network.
  4. The Indy VegFest is scheduled to start at the Pan Am Plaza at noon today and goes until 7 p.m. tonight. It will include over 60 food vendors and exhibits with speakers, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, kids' activities and vegan food samples.
  5. SkyTrak Weather Forecast - The active wet and stormy pattern will continue through most of the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will continue this morning with heavy downpours likely. Rain will likely let up some early afternoon before another round of storms arrives by late afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms later today could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail the main threats but isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 70s. Heavy rain and storms will continue this evening and will taper off late tonight with a low in the low 60s.