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STATEWIDE–There is a chance for isolated severe storms across Indiana on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The biggest things to watch out for are damaging winds, heavy rain at times, and lightning.

The chances of rain and thunderstorms are supposed to increase throughout the day on Wednesday. By the time we get to Wednesday night, we are looking at off and on rain and thunderstorms from that point all the way through the day on Thursday and into Thursday night before things get a little more showery,” said Crystal Petit, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but Petit believes that is unlikely.

“You could get a quick pop-up thunderstorm that maybe could produce a downburst of damaging wind or some hail, but for the most part, most of these will be general thunderstorms where your main threats will be lightning and just some gusty winds,” said Petit.

If you live in a low-lying area, Petit urges you to be on the lookout for flooding.

As of now, Petit does not think there will be rain on Sunday, which is the day of the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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