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STATEWIDE–Wednesday is supposed to be the hottest day of the week. The National Weather Service also says there are chances of rain every day through the weekend.

Meteorologist Joe Nield with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis says most of Indiana can expect dry weather throughout Wednesday, but then rain is likely to return.

“We could see some isolated strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds as a primary threat. The threat with that would be the highest northwest of Indianapolis,” said Nield.

Some of the rain will start moving in Wednesday night, but Nield believes a good portion of the state will likely see rain starting Thursday. Flash flooding in some areas is possible.

“It’s certainly a threat in southern Indiana. Those places already got significant rainfall last week, so any more they get poses a further flooding risk,” said Nield.

There are chances for rain in just about every part of Indiana through the weekend.

“Our guidance is a bit contradictory at times, but we do have showers and thunderstorms persisting through the majority of the seven-day forecast,” said Nield.

Temperatures will be in the 90s across Indiana Wednesday. Nield says the big thing to watch out for is the heat index.

“We should see our heat index values peak around 100 this afternoon around Indianapolis. The same can be said for western, southwestern, and other portions of the state too,” said Nield.

Heat index values give you a better indicator of how hot it really is outside by combining the temperatures and the humidity.

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