Rain moves through overnight and temperatures cool down

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Clouds have been moving in quickly today across central Indiana and this is all a sign that moisture is returning to the state along with our chance for rain this evening.  We could start to see spotty showers in the mid afternoon hours but your better chance for rain starts to develop after 6-8 PM for the majority of us.  The cold front will slowly be approaching the state and it will take time for this moisture to fully build into our area.

TONIGHT: 

Spotty showers and isolated storms will pass through the Ohio Valley overnight as the cold front moves from west to east.  There are no concerns for severe weather or heavy rain in this time frame.  But with any chance for thunderstorms, you have to be aware of lightning. Most of the models come in with less than .25″ of rain for our area, so this system is pretty minor when you think about rainfall.  The 7 model average is .18″ of rainfall. Here’s a look at the possibility for rain from 10 PM to 7 AM:
Timeline:

Meteogram tomorrowTUESDAY:

Skies will be mostly cloudy, especially in eastern Indiana early Tuesday morning.  But this deck of clouds and isolated showers will be pushing off quickly to the east.  Much of your Tuesday forecast will be mostly sunny, breezy and cool across central Indiana.  Temperatures are expected to reach 61°F in Indianapolis, which leaves us about 5°F below normal for this time of year.

EXTENDED FORECAST:

High pressure remains in place for the Wednesday forecast and this will help slow down the winds and keep in the sunshine.  But it also ensures that the forecast remains on the cool side. Temperatures to climb to 62° that afternoon with a light north wind at 3-5 mph.  Another low pressure system approaches the Midwest on Thursday and this will move in warmer temperatures. We should see temperatures climb into the low 70s on Thursday.  You can’t rule out some isolated showers as the warm front with this system moves into the state early Thursday morning. But the best chance for rain with this system will be associated with the cold front late Thursday night and into Friday morning.