Rainy Valentine's Day Part Of Wet, Warmer Pattern


Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Three of the past four have featured snow in Central Indiana...but not today. It's going to be a damp February 14th this year with occasional downpours, rumbles of thunder, and temperatures slowly climbing to near 50 this evening.

No severe weather today but ponding of local roadways very likely in the heavier pockets of rain that occur. Overnight into Thursday morning areas of dense fog become a bigger travel hazard with some areas likely to experience near-zero visibility. This is part of the transition to unseasonably mild air as temperatures tonight hold steady if not climb above 50 degrees.

Thursday the heat peaks in the low to mid 60s despite periods of rain and locally heavy thunderstorms. Rain amounts Thursday into Friday morning range from a half-inch to locally over an inch...with more heavy rain days over the next week.

The arrival of a cold front Friday morning brings a return to seasonably cold air Friday afternoon into Saturday. Some flurries are possible within a cloud deck Friday and we still need to mention to chance of scattered rain/snow showers Saturday... though confidence is lower on that portion of the forecast due to considerable model divergence.

However forecast confidence is high on a spell of much above normal temperatures and precipitation next week with a period of time in the 60s and rain amounts possibly exceeding two inches between Monday and Wednesday mornings. Stay tuned and follow the forecast closely next week with the chance of flooding developing in the Ohio Valley - Sean Ash