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STATEWIDE–Showers and thunderstorms are expected to fall periodically throughout Indiana from Wednesday through Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

“All total over the next few days, we could have most places getting three-quarters of an inch to an inch and a half, but some areas will have higher than that. Some areas will get two to three inches,” said Randy Bowers, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Bowers doesn’t believe there will be a “significant” severe weather event, but he is still urging you to be on the lookout for the occasional thunderstorm.

“If those do occur, those storms could produce large hail and some wind gusts around 60-65 mph, but it should be fairly isolated. If it does occur, it will be over small areas for a brief time. It could also be anywhere in the state, really. Even southern Indiana to as far north as the Michigan border, the whole state could get some isolated severe storms,” said Bowers.

Bowers believes the heaviest rain will be Wednesday and Thursday.

“Then as we get into Friday, there will be some lingering showers around. They won’t be overly heavy and we probably won’t have a lot of lightning or thunder by the time we get to Friday,” said Bowers.

On Sunday, the day of the Indianapolis 500, Bowers expects the sunshine to return and there are no chances of rain.

“Earlier on in the week, we didn’t have a lot of confidence, but as the model data continues to come in, we have pretty high confidence that we won’t be dealing with any rain. Temperatures will get up pretty high, though, and we will see a warming trend into Monday,” said Bowers.