Calmer conditions return after last night’s tornadoes but rain remains in the forecast

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Clean up is underway from last night's tornado damage for several counties in Hendricks, Boone, Hamilton, Tipton, Howard and possibly Grant. We think two individual tornadoes formed between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and worked northeast through the 7 p.m. hour. The first and largest of the two was first spotted as a funnel cloud in Clayton with additional reports from Avon and Plainfield before moving into Boone County between Whitestown and Zionsville. The second developed in the wake of the first tornado and spun-up in eastern Hendricks county striking Brownsburg.

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Picture taken at E. County Road 200 & N County Road 500 E, on 8/15 at 6:15 PM

Picture taken at E. County Road 200 & N County Road 500 E, on 8/15 at 6:15 PM

The National Weather Service will assess the damaged areas today hopefully to confirm the size of these tornadoes. From damage observed from our viewers last night via Facebook and Twitter, it appears that an EF1 looks likely with winds, as high as 110 mph.

Additional rains this morning and afternoon are expected. Plus, a few storms to redevelop this afternoon will keep us quite soggy for our Tuesday, as temperatures remain below the afternoon average high of 84 degrees. Look for drier conditions to increase on Wednesday, as temperatures begin to heat up!