In what's been the 17th-wettest first 18 days of January on record for Indianapolis, we have another decent rainmaker arriving this afternoon. Clouds early today have more bark than bite, and you'll have dry conditions for the morning commute.
Temperatures in the 30s early today slowly creep into the mid-to-upper 40s. All bets off for dry weather by 4 p.m. with rain likely area-wide by 9 p.m. Expect a steady rain overnight with occasional rumbles of thunder and heavy rain at times.
By 7 a.m. Friday, most areas get an inch or more of rain to boost already healthy rain totals this month. Despite overcast skies Friday, high temperatures climb into the mid-50s and a good 20 degrees above average.
Though the weekend wont't be bright by any standards, daytime highs peak in the lower 60s and some 30 degrees above average. A strong storm center to our southeast delivers breezy conditions to central Indiana beginning Sunday.
Wind-whipped scattered showers are in play Sunday into Monday with temperatures returning to the 40s early next week.
If you're searching for winter cold, it appears the wait ends later next week.
Stay tuned - Sean Ash