From sun to showers and severe storm potential

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Sean Ash

Hopefully you had a chance to soak up the beautiful sunshine in central Indiana Tuesday, because soaking rain becomes a big story over the next 24 hours.

There is still some time to enjoy dry weather this evening, but an approaching area of showers and thunder impacts the I-70 corridor between 10:00 and midnight. Showers become more numerous by the morning commute Wednesday with occasional periods of rain the rest of the day.

Average monthly rainfall for April in Indianapolis is just under four inches - a total some places may see in just 72 hours from Wednesday until Friday afternoon.

We do not anticipate any severe weather tonight or tomorrow, but are monitoring conditions closely on Thursday.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed nearly all of Indiana under a risk for severe storms. Current thinking is the timeline would be late afternoon into the predawn hours of Friday, with damaging wind the primary threat for central Indiana. However, this is subject to change and we encourage you to check for forecast updates to both timing and severity.

Due to the heavy rain component there will be a flooding risk for the entire region as well.

A cold front sweeping across the state Friday will drag in cooler, drier conditions for the weekend.  Clouds increase Sunday evening and rain potential returns Monday.  Long range guidance suggests a return to colder than normal conditions next week. Stay tuned and have a great evening.