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Wednesday Weather Blog: Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

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Photo: Chris Robb

Lightning strikes over Bloomington during a thunderstorm.

3:38 PM UPDATE

Pop-up thunderstorms across area brought quarter inch hail 4 miles north of Martinsville. It’s 96 degrees in Bloomington, heat index at 99.

1:58 PM UPDATE

Hail to 1.5 inches in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 MPH and the possibility of dangerous lighting have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a thunderstorm watch for northern and eastern Indiana until 9 PM.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service say daytime heating may lead to showers and thunderstorms with severe storms possible in the afternoon.

A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM due to expected heat index values near 105. More showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight as a cold front approaches from the Great Lakes.

Click here for a full list of counties in the WFIU/WTIU broadcast area under severe weather alerts.

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