Cooler and Breezy Saturday with Showers Exiting

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Indianapolis, IN, Saturday, November 28, 2015

Today will be a transitional day as cooling and drying conditions slowly spread across the Hoosier State.  This soggy picture from Knightstown at 10:00 am was a familiar scene across Central Indiana this morning.

Knightstown - BAMThe most noticeable change  is the drop in temperatures.  This morning's lowest temperatures dropped to near 40 degrees, which was as much as 20 degrees cooler than at the same time Friday morning. Northeasterly breezes of 10-15 mph made it feel like it was below freezing.  The cold front will move so slowly across the state that the warmest temperatures this afternoon should stay in the 40's.

ADI Temp Change 2 - Right NowADI Wind Chill 2 - Right NowIndiana Highs Today

Just as the slow moving front is pulling cooler, drier air in, it is pushing showers out ahead of it. Radar and forecast models show rain exiting the state throughout the day.

WXIN DefaultLatest 4km-12km RPM Central Indiana

Friday's steady rainfall totaled well over and inch in some areas. Lesser amounts are expected today.

ADI 2 Rainfall - Yesterday150220 Rain SAT

With this much rain, why are we still talking about a drought rather than flooding? Although our soggy Friday resulted in widespread ponding and standing water, Central Indiana is still behind for seasonal rainfall.  Since September first,we've only measured 6.16" of rain for the Indianapolis areas, which is a deficit of 3.42".

Indiana DroughtMonth to Date Rainfall

Our break from the rains will continue through Sunday.  The next round of showers should arrive Monday afternoon. As temperatures drop Tuesday night, a bit of snow mixing in with the rain is possible...if any showers are still around by the time the temperatures are right. High pressure will bring dry weather Wednesday through Friday.

AM 7-Day Forecast INT - Julia