After Tuesday's torrential rain, more downpours possible Thursday

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The rain finally cleared out Wednesday afternoon across Michiana, if only for a moment. 

May has been filled with showers in South Bend, with at least a trace of rain recorded for more than 70 percent of the month.

And for some stuck in Tuesday's torrential downpours, the heavy rain also led to flash flooding in portions of downtown South Bend and Mishawaka. Rainfall rates during those downpours were close to two to three inches per hour.

More extreme rainfall is more likely in a warmer climate, according to an analysis compiled by Climate Central. If climate change continues to accelerate, the heaviest rain events that Michiana sees could increase by 20 to 30 percent in the future. 

Thursday could bring more heavy downpours to our area. Make sure to download the ABC57 First Warning Neighborhood Mobile Weather App on your smartphone to stay ahead of any storms. 

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