Bands of rain, with varying degrees of intensity, will continue to funnel into Central Indiana the next 24 hours. Rain amounts have exceeded 1″ in some places south of Indianapolis… where it rained most of the weekend.
The rain and cloud cover kept temperatures unseasonably cool along and south of I-70. 50s under the gray sky are contrasted by 70s to our north where the sun shined brightly.
Persistent cloud cover the next 24 hours will keep temperatures from dropping too cold (50s tonight), and areas of rain will keep some spots achieving their 70°+ potential.
It’s remarkable to think that this rain is related to a cut-off low pressure system we began talking about over a week ago. Currently sitting over northcentral Alabama, this feature keep in a daily chance in the forecast through Thursday. The pattern overall is unsettled for Central Indiana… with new impulses of energy (unrelated to the cut-off low) arriving Thursday and Friday. Longrange guidance suggest a cold front will arrive Saturday/predawn Sunday morning. Unfortunately this feature brings a decent rain/storm chance to Opening Day at IMS. For now Sunday appears to be the drier, albeit much cooler, day of next weekend.
Stay tuned for changes to the forecast. Thanks for reading the blog and hope you have a great evening – Sean Ash