Severe storms come to an end, making way for cooler temps by Wednesday afternoon

Scattered showers make way for cooler temps

INDIANAPOLIS - As the severe threat comes to an end across the area Wednesday morning, our focus now turns to flooding over the next few days. 

Rain will continue through much of the morning before tapering off to scattered showers this afternoon.  

Temperatures will continue to fall throughout the day into the 40s then 30s and eventually the 20s

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Storms rolled into western Indiana just before midnight, packing wind gusts of up to 60 mph in Terre Haute and in Sullivan County, prompting numerous severe thunderstorm warnings along the line of storms as it pushed east.

Strong winds knocked out power across the state. At 1 a.m., more than 6,000 Duke and IPL customers were without power.

Warm, moist air poured into the state from the south, setting the stage for a strong cold front to plow through during the overnight hours.

Ahead of the cold front, a line of thunderstorms is expected to develop during the evening hours after temperatures soared into the 60s across Indiana, falling a bit short of a record high in Indianapolis.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Indiana in a slight risk area for severe weather. Only northeastern Indiana is excluded from the severe weather threat.

The threat is expected to be highest in southwestern areas of Indiana, where there is a larger threat of tornadoes.

The severe weather threat will end from west to east as the line of storms moves through along the cold front.

Temperatures will fall on Wednesday, and an Arctic air mass will move in by Friday, with highs expected to stay in the teens.

Stay with StormTeam 6 and for the latest severe weather information.

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