Flood Watch issued for central Indiana through weekend
Welcome to central Indiana's warmest day in two weeks. For a change we're feeling above normal temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
The combination of melting snow, frozen ground and anticipated heavy rain has nearly all of Indiana under a Flood WATCH Friday night into Sunday morning.
Rain potential is the 2″ to 4″ range, though some uncertainty remains on exactly where the heaviest banded rain occurs… which would have the best chance of 3″ plus amounts.
Temperatures should remain fairly steady overnight with a southerly wind and cloud cover. We're still expecting areas of dense fog to develop. The fog may reduce visibilities to near zero, and might be enough for school delays Friday morning.
A cold front moves through Friday night and drops temps back into the 30s Saturday morning. Much of Saturday will be cool and damp.
Rain becomes heavy Saturday with thunder possible, and we're not ruling strong wind gusts Saturday night-early Sunday morning.
Most of the rain moves out by midday Sunday with colder air returning. Before the cold air arrives temps shoot into the mid 50s and just shy of record high (61).
If you were dreaming of White Christmas I'm afraid it doesn't look good. Keep your fingers crossed that snow showers Monday will be vigorous enough to coat the ground. With or without the ground being white, Christmas Day looks mostly sunny and seasonably cool in the upper 30s. There is a snow chance returning to the Ohio Valley Thursday.