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INDIANAPOLIS–Heavy rain, flooding, and thunderstorms are all things that will be impacting much of Indiana throughout this week.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says the weather will be “unsettled” this week with isolated thunderstorms at times.

“Scattered storms off an on today (Monday). Probably more of a concern, though, is the heavy rain and localized flooding,” says Mike Koch, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

The risk for severe weather today was marginal at first but has since been upgraded to a “slight risk” for much of the state. A slight risk means short-lived, isolated severe storms won’t be widespread, but may still produce isolated tornadoes, spotty wind damage and hail in excess of one inch in diameter.

There were several strong showers that caused power outages Monday morning to more than 5,000 Indianapolis Power and Light customers at one point. The National Weather Service says you can expect more storms tonight (Monday night) between 6 and 11. The expected hazards are damaging winds, lightning, and brief heavy rain.

An Indianapolis Power and Light Outage map can be seen here. If you are a Duke Energy customer, an outage map can be found here. 

“Tuesday, it will be pretty much the same thing. The only thing is that it doesn’t look like the storms will be as strong tomorrow. We could still see some heavy rain and localized flooding,” says Koch.

Tuesday is also when a cold front is supposed to move through.

“That’s why we have the rain chances that will continue all the way through the weekend,” says Koch.

Koch urges you to keep an eye on the weather forecast regularly because it can always change.  Whenever severe weather happens, you can always tune in to 93.1 WIBC.