Flooding, gusty wind, near-record warmth - Live Doppler 13 Blog

Lindsey Monroe

Temperatures will be cooler today behind a morning cold front.

Staying mostly clear but with temperatures steady in the low to mid 30s this afternoon.

Temperatures will fall to the upper 20s around midnight but with a wind direction shift to the SSE, temperatures will raise back into the lower 30s overnight.

It'll be a quiet start to what will shape up to be an active day on Thursday.

Clouds increase during the first part of the day.

Temperatures, wind gusts, and rain chances all increase some Thursday afternoon.

Rain builds in after 3 p.m. with temperatures peaking in the lower 50s in the afternoon.

Wind gusts will pick up around this time, gusting to 30-40 mph at times Thursday afternoon and evening.

Heavy rain and occasional thunderstorms will be likely through the overnight Thursday with rain continuing through much of the day Friday.

Temperatures will climb from the mid 50s Friday to near 60 early Saturday morning before the cold front arrives.

The frontal boundary will bring the heaviest of the rain between midnight and 5 a.m. Saturday.

The strongest wind gusts will accompany the boundary as well -- gusting as high at 50 mph early Saturday morning.

Temperatures will fall through the day on Saturday from near 60 at midnight, to 50 at 7 a.m. and into the 40s in the afternoon. We'll fall back near freezing after 7 p.m. and any leftover moisture could potentially changeover to a wintry mix late Saturday into early Sunday morning.

Rainfall potential through central Indiana will be in the 2-4" range with locally higher amounts possible.

There is a good chance of minor flooding along local rivers, streams, low-lying areas and areas prone to flooding through Sunday morning.

High pressure builds into the area for Sunday and Monday before a weaker weather system begins rain chances back by the middle of next week.