INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - UPDATE 9:00 P.M.: A thunderstorm line is crawling through the state, leaving lots of flooding and heavy rain chances. Some thunderstorms are popping up ahead of the main line in between Bloomington and Bedford.
A Flood Advisory has been issued for central Indiana including most of the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. This advisory is in effect until 12:30 a.m.
The Tornado Watch that was in place for Central Indiana has been canceled. The atmosphere has stabilized quite a bit due to widespread rain cooling temperatures.
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The Storm Prediction Center downgraded much of Indiana from a moderate risk to a slight risk for severe weather.
The biggest threat for severe weather should be from Bloomington to Columbus and areas south. In that area, isolated tornadoes and damaging wind are possible within strong storms.
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A Wind Advisory will be in effect for parts of the state from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Winds could gust between 40 and 50 mph - even without any storms around.
Central Indiana has a Flash Flood Watch, which will go into effect at 2 p.m. Thursday and will go through Friday morning.
DRIVE WITH CAUTION
24-Hour News 8 Forecast 8 team reports central Indiana could see significant rainfall through Friday morning.
Tuesday and Wednesday's torrential rain created lots of standing water and high rain totals. Indianapolis set a new record daily rainfall amount on Tuesday with 2.08″. The previous record was 1.53″ set in 1930.
Excessive runoff from Wednesday morning's storm caused minor flooding of small creeks and streams, county roads, as well as farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.
Motorists should not drive vehicles onto water-covered roads.
THE REST OF THE WEEK
Thursday's highs really lift into the upper 70s and lower 80s. On Thursday night, colder air pushes in after the storms and will bring lows in the low to mid 40s. Friday's highs stay cold in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
The weekend will be cool but nice and dry both days. Highs in the mid 50s Saturday, in the lower 60s Sunday.
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WEATHER RELATED INCIDENTS
A number of areas in central Indiana reported storm damage after storms that moved through Wednesday night.
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Johnson County officials say tree limbs and power lines were down throughout New Palestine and Greenfield. There were several reports of hail causing significant damage in Trafalgar.
Johnson County officials say State Road 135 was shut down between Morgantown and Trafalgar due to power lines down. It is reopened.
Many areas were without power for a bit Wednesday evening. More than 1,000 Brown County residents were without power at one point and almost 300 Lawrence residents were without power Wednesday evening.
Check the current outages in your area here.
Storms that moved across Central Indiana early Wednesday proved dangerous with lightning touching off at least four house fires and one aircraft fire.
Three of the fires were in Hamilton County including one on Sutton Avenue in Carmel.
The homeowner said he smelled smoke and called the fire department.
The blaze was quickly brought under control but the fire left a hole in the roof of the home.
There were similar fires in Fishers. One fire damaged a home on Woods Edge, another on Laurel Falls Lane.
The fourth fire was reported in Boone County on Huntington Woods Ridge in Zionsville.
Firefighters say an apparent lightning strike started a fire in the basement of the home. The blaze was quickly brought under control.
Zionsville firefighters also responded to a fire at the high school Sports Complex. Fire officials believe lightning struck the western exterior rain gutter and roof of the team building.
Indianapolis International Airport officials say around 2:30 a.m. lightning struck the ramp near gate B14, damaging an aircraft. Debris from the damaged ramp surface struck the parked aircraft causing some damage to the jetbridge The aircraft is an Airbus A319 and will most likely be out of service.
According to airport authorities, the aircraft was parked overnight and there were no passengers on board.
Officials say flights will be not affected.
There are no reports of injuries from any of the fires.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
Andy Dalton regained his passing touch on a wintery afternoon, keeping the Cincinnati Bengals firmly in control of the AFC North.