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Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: Drought conditions eased with rain chances

This week brings an active set-up with several rain chances throughout the week and more widespread rain likely on Thursday.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The latest drought monitor has upgraded most of central Indiana into a moderate drought, especially the southern half of the state. It has been a dry start to December taking our yearly rainfall deficit to nearly 9" for Indianapolis.

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The good news is this week brings an active set-up with several rain chances throughout the week and more widespread rain likely on Thursday.

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It will be a mainly sunny start to the day Monday with increasing clouds during the afternoon as our next weather system approaches. Temperatures will continue that slight warming trend with highs in the low to mid 40s. Rain chances return in the evening with scattered showers, especially across the southern half of the state, continuing through the overnight. 

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As this system stalls to our south Tuesday, clouds will stick around as well as occasional rain showers during the day.

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The stalled system will linger into Wednesday and Thursday keeping skies mainly cloudy with occasional rain showers around. Temperatures will be more mild though with this set-up with highs above average in the upper 40s and low 50s. 

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The best chance of widespread rain comes Thursday evening and will then clear the area by Friday afternoon. Temperatures will be cooler behind this front on Friday with highs back in the 40s. 

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