Rain continues, widespread severe threat comes to an end

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Here’s a look at radar estimated rain totals.

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Flood advisories and warnings are coming out due to big rain totals.

8 am Update: Rain continues off to our east this morning with cold front still moving through state.  Some parts of eastern Indiana could see more than 5 inches of rain before this is all over with as training showers have set up.  Madison, Delaware, Henry, Rush, Wayne and other communities near those counties have already seen 2 – 3 inches of rain in isolated spots.  Flood warnings and advisories are out as river and creek levels could rise quickly as water drains into them.

Widespread severe threat is over with but there will continue to be a threat for flooding throughout the day today.  Overall a quick look at radar estimates shows a swath of 1 – 2 inches of rain for the city’s north side.  Some of the communities that stand our right now are Geist with totals likely just above an inch and a half along with north western parts of Hendricks county that are

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Flash flood warnings through 2 am on Monday

closing in on an inch and a quarter.

At this point flood watches and warnings will be the big story as they are issued along with potentially a few flash flood warnings.  Eastern parts of the state have already seen flash flood warnings going up through 2 am on Monday.

The reason we are seeing this rain is due to a stalled front.  This front has the potential to produce a widespread severe event for us but due to lack of any heating yesterday those chances fell apart.  This system is now a rain maker with the tropical system in the gulf continuing to supply us with plenty of moisture and instability.  Behind today’s front we will be cooler with daytime highs likely in the 60s.  Saturday’s high was ‘just’ 73°