Heavy rain, vivid lightning accompany Tuesday evening storms

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3:30 a.m. Update — The National Weather Service canceled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Indiana counties around 3:30 a.m. Heavy rain and vivid lighting remain for locations in Southern Indiana.

2:30 a.m. Update — The following power companies reported outages:

  • SCI REMC: 374
  • Duke: 3,984 (majority in Vigo, Monroe, Jennings)
  • IPL: 82

2 a.m. Update — The National Weather Service issued a Strong Thunderstorm Advisory for the following counties until 3:30 a.m.

  • Clay
  • Daviess
  • Greene
  • Knox
  • Lawrence
  • Martin
  • Southern Monroe
  • Owen
  • Southwestern Parke
  • Sullivan
  • Southern Vermillion
  • Vigo

Doppler Radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 8 miles northeast of Terre Haute to 9 miles south of Terre Huate to Annapolis, Ind. This line was moving southeast at 45 mph.

Resdients can expect hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter, gusty winds up to 50 mph, and frequent lightning.

Torrential rain which may flood low lying areas is also likely.

ORIGINAL POST — The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 6 a.m. Wednesday for portions of Central Indiana.

Affected counties include Benton, Clay, Daviess, Fountain, Greene, Jasper, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Newton, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo and Warren Counties.

This includes the cities of Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Terre Haute and Vincennes.

Stay tuned to for the latest on these storms as they move in from Illinois.  Damaging winds will be our biggest threat, followed by hail and the isolated chance of a tornado.

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