Flood concerns on the rise as heavy rainfall is expected through Wednesday

MELTING SNOW

The temperature cracked 50-degrees but today is the seventh straight day below normal. This chill March rolls on with 18 of the past 20 days below normal.

After a whopper of a spring snowstorm Saturday, the quick melt off and now the threat of heavy rainfall has flooding concerns on the rise.

The weekend snowstorm that produced a record setting 10.2" in Indianapolis and accounts for nearly half the entire season's total (20.6") extended nearly one thousand miles to the northwest as well. That heavy band of snow brings the highest total snow cover for March 26 since 2013. 30.9% of the contiguous Monday morning.

DRENCHING RAINFALL ON THE WAY

An Aerial Flood Watch will remain in effect for much of central Indiana through Wednesday morning. At this time, the threat of flash flooding Tuesday, Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning is rather high. Be alert!

Rain will arrive later tonight and it will be rather persistent through Wednesday. Rainfall at times could be heavy with even a few embedded thunderstorms tonight. The continued threat of rain through Wednesday could produce rainfall totals of 2" and locally higher in and around thunderstorms.