STATEWIDE–There is a possibility for severe weather Wednesday night, especially in places south of Indianapolis.
The National Weather Service says the main threats to watch out for are damaging winds, heavy rain, and large hail. There is also a small chance of a tornado.
“This could bring a few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms mainly south of Indianapolis during the afternoon and maybe into the early evening if we get any additional development,” said Chad Swain, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Swain believes the upcoming showers could affect activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as drivers try to get practice sessions completed for the Indianapolis 500.
“It will most likely impact track activity Wednesday, but the track should be in pretty good shape with dry conditions Thursday and that is probably the same for Friday as well. On Saturday, there will be some rain moving in, so they will have a pretty tough time getting the qualifying done, but Sunday looks dry for a good part of the day,” said Swain.
Swain believes there could be near-record high temperatures on Friday. He says they could be in the 90s at times.
“We could also have wind gusts between 30 and 40 miles per hour that day too,” said Swain.
Swain also says high temperatures will drop into the 60s early next week before warming back up again.
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