Truly a feast or famine weather set-up over Central Indiana. Areas southwest of Indianapolis dealt with rain most of the day, and areas northeast of the metro enjoyed temperatures in the 70s.
Radar rainfall estimates show how much difference 20-25 miles made today…with some 24-hour estimates exceeding a half-inch. South of I-70 will have the greatest rain chances for the remainder of the weekend, but another disturbance will pivot a shield for northward tonight that “may” make it to the Indy metro area.
This disturbance and associated rain wave should rotate out of Central Indiana after dawn, and allow for several hours of dry-time south of I-70 Sunday. The thick deck of clouds tonight will keep temps in the 50s area wide. Clouds thin enough Sunday north of Indianapolis to allow highs to shoot into the 70s again… while thicker overcast and rain showers keeps the southern third of the state much cooler in the 50s!
Though the center of the much advertised cold-core low will be hundreds of miles south of us…it will still influence our weather daily into the middle of the week. Though I don’t expect widespread rain Monday through Wednesday, there is enough weakness to allow spotty showers or storms to pop during daytime heating.
But notice rain chances are only 20-30% in my latest 7 day forecast. Friday looks like the wettest day of the week, and we’re tracking a cold front that has potential impacts on opening weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.