Drought Busting Rain & Possible Flooding on the Way

We need rain, but the big system coming our way today and tomorrow could actually produce flooding across Central Indiana because it looks to dump so much.

Here we go, this is a crazy forecast!

Let’s start with today.  We’ll see increasing clouds today with highs struggling to make it into the low 40s.  Towards the noon hour, the rain starts to move our way.  Because it’s mixing in with colder air, we could see a little sleet before everything transitions into rain.  Then, it’s rain, rain and more rain. 

Very heavy rain is expected at times with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon through Thanksgiving Day.  A Flood Watch goes into effect this evening through Thanksgiving evening for along and south of I-70.  The potential rainfall thorugh Thursday night looks to be two to four inches of rain with isolated spots especially southeast of Indy possibly picking up five inches of rain.  We need the rain, but this much all at once does cause flooding concerns. 

Temps will be dropping throughout the day Thursday.

The rain will start to taper off late Thursday into the overnight.  With temps dropping we could see rain turn to snow.  We’ll keep our eyes on this for you.  Not expecting any accumulation, but we will be watching for possible slick conditions.

Take a look at the 7 day forecast below for temperature outlooks. 

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast