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Flooding Potential, Strong Winds - Live Doppler 13 Blog

Flooding Potential, Strong Winds - Live Doppler 13 Blog
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A high impact storm is pushing into central Indiana now through Saturday night. There is a lot going on with this storm system, including heavy rain, windy conditions and possibly record warmth.

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It will be unseasonably mild today and tomorrow. This morning, a record was tied for the highest minimum temperature. Temperatures fell to 44°, tying the record of 44° set in 1975.

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Scattered showers will continue today, becoming more widely spread this afternoon. A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible.

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Winds will be breezy, out of the south from 10 to 15 mph and gusts will be from 25 to 30 mph. That southerly wind will allow temperature to soar 25 degrees above average! The record for today is 62° set in 1975. The forecast is 60°.

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Temperatures will hold near steady this evening in the upper 50s. Rain will increase with intensity late tonight. Winds will also increase with gust near 40 mph.

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The heaviest rain arrives Saturday. There will be heavy downpours at times. Flooding will be an issue, as another one to two inches of rain, on top of the rain that has already fallen. Winds will also be a concern.

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There will be strong winds aloft with this system and they could mix down to the surface. A few severe wind gusts of over 60 mph will be possible. The best chance of these winds will be late afternoon with a few strong to severe thunderstorms possible. Temperatures will also be balmy, into the mid 60s. The record for Saturday of 70° set in 1890 will likely be safe.

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The back side of this system will finally move in late day Saturday. Much colder air will wrap in, with a few snow showers possible.

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No accumulation is expected but temperatures will tumble into the upper 20s by Sunday morning.