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STATEWIDE–Moderate to heavy rain is expected to fall across much of Indiana from Wednesday into Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 2 pm Wednesday through Thursday evening from the U.S. 50 Corridor and points south.

“Look for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to become more numerous during the afternoon,” said Chad Swain, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. “An isolated severe thunderstorm with damaging winds or large hail can’t be ruled out this afternoon through Thursday, but it would just be isolated. We’re not expecting anything widespread.”

Swain believes the biggest threats to watch out for are heavy rain, hail, and high wind gusts that could reach as high as 55 mph.

“The further south you go brings the better chance of rain with this event. The further north you go, the lower chances for severe and heavy rain,” said Swain.

Swain is also concerned about flooding in low lying areas. The NWS is recommending you clean your storm drains and gutters. They also say you need to make sure sump pumps and valves around your house are working properly and put together a preparedness kit in case flooding cuts off power.

Temperatures will continue to be in the 60-70 degree range.

“We’ll be mild again Wednesday with highs in the 70s. On Thursday, we’ll be back down into the 60s and the same for Friday. We’ll warm back up into the 70s by the weekend,” said Swaim.