Late week flooding risk - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Unseasonably warm temperatures are back today with highs climbing 10° above average in the mid 40s this afternoon.

Mainly clear and a little breezy this afternoon with temperatures falling into the 30s this evening.

A dry cold front will sweep through the state during the overnight bringing in colder temperatures for Wednesday.

While the sky stays mainly clear, temperatures will be more seasonal topping out in the mid 30s.

BIG CHANGES are set to arrive come Thursday.

First -- a warm front will lift through in the morning bringing a change of air mass. Temperatures will continue to climb through the day as rain approaches.

Showers will be likely starting Thursday afternoon.

Winds still also really start to pick up in the afternoon -- gusts from 40-50 mph will be possible through the afternoon and into Thursday evening.

Central Indiana will be positioned in a warm, moist air mass with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surging into the area.

This will keep widespread rain around through Friday and into Saturday.

The warmest part of this weather system will bring temperatures to near 60 late Friday into early morning hours on Saturday before a cold front arrives Saturday morning.

The heaviest of the rain will accompany this boundary Saturday morning into the afternoon.

Rain will continue through most of the day on Saturday before exiting early Sunday. As temperatures fall through the day, a brief changeover from rain to a wintry mix will be possible by early Sunday morning.

The primary threat with this system will be flooding.

Many locations through central Indiana can expect 2-4" of rainfall from Thursday through early Sunday.

Areas along rivers and creeks, low-lying locations, and areas prone to flooding should be prepared for the threat.

Temperatures will be much cooler come Sunday behind the system as dry weather takes back over. Temperatures will begin to moderate Monday.