Watches, warnings issued in Indiana storms

High winds, large hail possible

INDIANAPOLIS - Strong to severe thunderstorms pushed through much of Indiana on Wednesday, packing high winds, frequent lightning and torrential rainfall.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of eastern Indiana through Wednesday evening.

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Showers and thunderstorms began firing up across western portions of Indiana late Wednesday morning, prompting several warnings in central Indiana.

Wind gusts of 55 mph or higher were reported in Tippecanoe, Vigo and Greene counties. There were no reports of damage.

Nearly 20,000 Duke Energy customers lost power in the storm, with 5,900 of them in Vigo County and 4,000 in Howard County.

Parts of central and southern Indiana remain in a slight risk zone for severe weather, with high winds and large hail again the main threat.

After Wednesday's storms, a stretch of beautiful weather is expected in Indiana, with below normal highs in the low to mid 80s and sunny skies.

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

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