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Heavy rain, flooding concerns this weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Tropical storm remnants will make for a very wet next few days across central Indiana, with several of inches of rain on tap.


Some flooding issues are already ongoing, with steady rain and a few heavy downpours throughout the area this afternoon.  Steady rain will continue through the evening, with a few isolated downpours possible from time to time. 

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the northern half of the state through Sunday (southern half will be included Saturday morning). Be on the lookout for high water on roads that flood easily – especially after sunset when it’s difficult to see.

Lows fall to the lower 60s.


Remnants of Gordon now work into the state, and will make for a very wet day for everyone.  Potential exists for very heavy rainfall through the day, especially in the afternoon and evening hours.  While there may be some breaks of rain through the day, that will likely be the exception, and not the rule.  

Highs only top out in the middle and upper 60s.


Heaviest of the rain should start to move out by mid morning – but lighter showers will remain through at least early afternoon.  Still some question as to how early and how much rain will break apart for the second half of our Sunday, but there is a possibility of some dry time in the afternoon hours.  I mention this specifically for Colts fans leaving Sunday’s game, and for race fans at IMS for the 400 at the Brickyard.  There may be a window or two of opportunity for racing, but there will be rain on radar at any point during the day – so we’ll have to be a bit lucky for several hours of track drying, and staying rain free to get the race in.  

Rain should completely leave the area by Sunday night.  Highs on Sunday top out in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

8-day forecast:
Quiet weather after a busy weather weekend.  Expect cloudy conditions for Monday, with sunshine returning Tuesday through the start of next weekend.  High temperatures will slowly climb back to the lower to middle 80s.