Indianapolis, IN, Saturday, November 28, 2015
The 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.
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.
Friday's steady rainfall totaled well over and inch in some areas. Lesser amounts are expected today.
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".
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.