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Heavy rain continues to fall north and west of Indianapolis. Rainfall estimates are nearing 1″ from Frankfort to Lafayatte to Crawfordsville. Watch for lowland flooding this evening. The steady rain won’t end until after midnight. Remember our creeks, rivers and streams are still running high after heavy rain late last week.
Most of Tuesday will be dry, with just a stray shower or storm developing during the afternoon. The day will start at 38 degrees, with highs forecast in the 50s.
It will be a rainy Monday night across central Indiana. A few thundershowers are possible too. The rain will end overnight, with low temperatures forecast in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Expect a cool, but near average start to Tuesday. The average low is near 40 degrees. Tuesday will start dry, with some sun. Clouds will build during the afternoon and a stray shower is possible. It won’t be as soggy as Monday. Highs will be in the 50s.
Highs reach the 60s on Wednesday and the 70s on Thursday. We have 60s and 70s in the forecast for Friday and the weekend too, but there will be rain chances. Stay tuned for udpates on the timing or rain for Friday and the weekend, as we get a little closer. Enjoy the warm-up.
Scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorms are possible across Central Indiana today as wet weather moves in. Highs will reach the upper 40s to low 50s.
A few lingering showers will stick with us tonight with rain totals of 1/2″ to 1″ of rain by the time the rain departs.
As the wet weather departs, much warmer temps move in for the week, but not before another chance of rain on Tuesday. Highs Tuesday will reach the mid 50s, by Wednesday we’re soaking in the4 60s and by Thursday we could hit the low 70s.
We’re closing out the weekend in style. Sunshine and pleasant temperatures in the middle to upper 50s. Hopefully you had a chance to enjoy the dry time this weekend, with another soaking rain arriving by sunrise Monday.
Though this system won’t deliver three and four inch rain totals… half-inch to near one inch amounts are not welcomed news with many rivers and creeks remaining high. Rain combined with a brisk northeast wind and highs in the middle 40s makes for an unpleasant day to be outdoors.
Steady rain begins to depart Monday night, and Tuesday should start dry. But the combination of cold air aloft, an upper level disturbance and surface heating into the middle 50s will aid in the development of scattered storms Tuesday afternoon. Some of these storms may produce hail, and perhaps nearing severe levels. Stay tuned for updates on this feature.
Otherwise the focus quickly shifts to the well advertised arrival of the warmest air of the year. We’re to mostly sunny conditions Wednesday and highs make a run at 60 degrees.
Thursday southwesterly wind strengthens and transports very mild air into central Indiana… with highs possibly climbing into the 70s for the first time since mid-October!
An approaching cool front may have just enough moisture to trigger scattered showers late Thursday night into Friday. At this time confidence is low on this happening, but we’ll monitor for changes. Mild air looks to hang around into next weekend. Have a great evening – Sean Ash
Another beautiful day is on tap with sunny skies and winds out of the southeast, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.
Clouds will gradually increase later this afternoon as a developing low pressure system moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. There is a chance of rain early Monday morning and rain will become likely by mid morning. This system will tap into moisture from the Gulf and pockets of heavy rain will be possible Monday afternoon into the evening. It will be a windy, raw day with temperatures only climbing into the upper 40s. A good inch of rain is possible before this system exits early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday will remain cloudy with highs in the low 50s.
A warming trend will continue through Thursday, where temperatures will climb into the upper 60s and low 70s. The last time a 70 degree or warmer day occurred was on October 13, 2013, with a high of 71 degrees. It will be windy and sunny on Thursday too.
A cold front will push through late Thursday night, bringing a chance of rain early Friday morning.
Friday will be mainly dry and mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 60.
At this point, Saturday looks dry with another chance of rain arriving on Sunday.
The clouds have slowly cleared out today and that will allow a cold night to settle in. Temperatures will fall into the low 30s by Sunday morning, with light breezes out of the northeast.
Sunday will be mild and sunny with highs near 60 degrees.
An area of low pressure will develop along the Gulf of Mexico and move northeast on Sunday.
Central Indiana will be on the back side of this system. Clouds will increase Sunday night with rain becoming likely by late morning on Monday. Rain could be heavy at times with some areas picking up another half inch to one inch of rain to already saturated ground. It will be a windy and raw day with temperatures only climbing into the upper 40s.
Rain will taper off early Tuesday morning. Another disturbance could bring scattered showers again by afternoon with highs in the mid 50s.
A couple of dry days will take over Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday will see the warmest day of the year thus far, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s.
Another shot at rain arrives on Friday.
A tranquil weekend is on tap with dry weather dominating Central Indiana. The sunny and dry conditions will allow drying today and Sunday before rain returns on Monday.
The clouds will slowly clear out later this morning. By late afternoon, it will be mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s. The winds will also continue to relax, making way for a pleasant day.
It will be mostly clear tonight with lows in the low 30s.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with increasing clouds by late afternoon. The wind will be out of the southeast, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 50s to near 60s, near normal for this time of year.
By late Sunday night, an area of low pressure will start to arrive from the Gulf of Mexico. There is a chance of rain early Monday morning and then it will become likely by mid morning. Central Indiana will be on the back side of this low pressure so it will be a chilly, raw, and windy day with temperatures holding near steady in the mid to upper 40s.
A few more showers will be possible Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Another disturbance pushes in on Tuesday afternoon, bringing a chance of some scattered showers.
Mid week will be mainly dry with a gradual warming trend.
There is another chance of rain late Thursday night into Friday morning, as a warm front lifts through the area.
Next Saturday looks sunny and warm with highs near 70 but Sunday could bring more rain.
It’s been an impressively wet start to the month April. Only four days deep and Indianapolis is only 1.31″ below the monthly average rainfall. You can definitely feel the difference in air behind the passage of a cold front from earlier today. Temperatures are a good 15 to 20 degrees colder and the gusty wind makes it “feel” like the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Some locations have already eclipsed the nearly 4″ monthly average, which is why Flood Warnings continue at this hour. We’ll be rain-free until Monday, but the trade off will brisk conditions this evening and a chilly night ahead. You can definitely feel the difference in air behind the passage of a cold front from earlier today. Temperatures are a good 15 to 20 degrees colder and the gusty wind makes it “feel” like the mid to upper 20s.
Clouds departing tonight will take away our “insulator” and allow overnight lows to drop to near 30 degrees by sunrise Saturday. Thankfully we’ll see plenty of sun tomorrow and most of the weekend… and with a calmer wind too.
After the cold start, highs jump into the lower 50s Saturday and near 60 Sunday. We’re recommending you take care of any yard work or outdoor plans this weekend, with a wet/windy day setting up Monday.
A strengthening low pressure system from the south brings widespread rain, windy conditions and keeps temperatures in the 40s Monday.
This system quickly departs and the focus shifts to potentially our warmest air the year later next week… as highs make a run at 70 degrees and higher next Thursday.
Have a great weekend – Sean Ash