Flooding Rain To Wintry Mix

The weather promises to be quite eventful the next 24 hours…beginning with the soaking rain that’s arrived and will linger the rest of tonight (along with rumbles of thunder).

Flood Watch is in effect for all of central Indiana until Sunday morning.  Street/lowland flooding is likely due to saturated ground, and an expected 2″ (locally 3″) of new rain between 7pm Saturday-7am Sunday.

Many rivers are also near/just above flood stage.  The latest NWS Indianapolis hydrologic forecast calls for 31 river gauges to be in flood the next few days.

Sunday morning the steadiest, heaviest rain will exit the state at/around 7am.  There may even be a lull in the action from mid-morning to midday.  However, an anticipate a burst of new precip between 1pm-6pm.  It’s difficult at this point to determine a dominant precip type… which would ultimately dictate if we’ll be shoveling a few quick inches of snow or skating on sleet/freezing rain.

But realize we need to be on guard Sunday afternoon for any one of freezing rain/sleet/snow… and possibly a heavy burst of either three during the aforementioned time frame.

Temperatures will slowly fall into the upper 30s by 8am, though most of tonight will spent in the 50s.  Roads may get icy Sunday night with temperatures plummeting into the teens.  So Monday morning commute could be dicey.

Cold start to next week and staying seasonably cold most of the next seven days.

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