The long wet day in Central Indiana is winding down as the heavy moisture axis pushes out of the state. Live Doppler 13 Radar at 1:40am shows the backside of Saturday’s deluge in eastern Indiana.
Sadly the damage is done and was focused along a Vincennes-Bloomington-Franklin-Greenfield-New Castle line… where 4″ to 5″ fell Saturday. This is where moderate to major river flood crests will occur the next couple of days, and where flash flooding continues. There are numerous water rescues for stranded cars across Central Indiana, and home evacuations in Elletsville, Martinsville, Greenfield to name a few.
Flash Flood Warnings (red) continue until 5am and River Flood Warnings (green polygons) continue until further notice. Get the latest river level forecast for your area here from the NWS office in Indianapolis: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=ind
Saturday was the 2nd wettest December day on record in Indianapolis and most places eclipsed the monthly average in this weekend.
Drier air is shutting down the precipitation and colder air arrives this morning. Temperatures hold in the 40s. Even colder air is on the way. An updated long range forecast coming soon – Sean Ash