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STATEWIDE–Showers and thunderstorms are likely to return in Indiana this week.

“You certainly can’t rule out a few severe thunderstorms. Damaging winds would be the primary threat. The biggest threat for outdoor activity this week would be the potential of heavy rain and localized flooding,” said Mike Ryan, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. “Also, watch out for dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning because that could easily have an impact.”

Ryan does not expect there to be a whole lot, if any, rain across the state Monday.

“But on Tuesday, we’ll see better coverage of showers and thunderstorms. As it stands right now, Wednesday and Thursday appear to be the days that have the best chances to see more widespread showers and thunderstorms,” said Ryan. “Then we’ll begin to see those chances drop off late week and into the holiday weekend.”

He also expects it to be warm and humid through mid-week.

“I think we’ll see temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90. We’ll have heat indices that peak in the afternoon probably in the low to mid-90s through Wednesday,” said Ryan. “Then we’ll have a cooler air mass that will bring cooler than normal temperatures for early July. We’re likely to see highs only in the mid to upper 70s Friday and Saturday and even into Sunday.”

Some of the heaviest rainfall amounts over the last three days have been in the northwest part of the state. Ryan says some places in the northwest have received anywhere between 6-8 inches of rain.

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