Rain returns by mid-day with better storm chances early Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Happy Friday, everyone and happy national waffle and peach pie day. Our Friday is off to a nice enough start, but that will change with rain set to move in as early as the late morning hours, so take the rain gear with you as you head out the door! 

We’ll climb from the mid to upper 50s in most areas before daybreak, into the mid 70s this afternoon. 

By the late morning hours, our next weathermaker will start to nudge in from the west. 

By early this afternoon, scattered rain will move through central portions of the area and fall apart shortly thereafter. 

If you’re heading out this evening to GreekFest or the second week of high school football, you’ll be in great shape with just a slim chance for a nuisance shower. Temps will drop into the upper 60s and low 70s late tonight. 

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Overnight lows will continue to tumble into the mid 60s by daybreak Saturday, a bit warmer than the past few evenings. 

If you have any early Saturday plans, such as the Colt’s 5k beginning at 8am, you’ll want to dress for the wet weather. 

A potent line of rain and a few rumbles of thunder will move in well before sunrise in our north-westernmost communities and closer to downtown right around or just before sunrise (~7am) here in Indianapolis. 

As quickly as it moves in, it will move right back out by the early afternoon hours, allowing high temps to still reach the mid 80s. 

Most areas will see at least a little bit of rain over the next 48 hours with some spots possibly set to pick up over 1” of new rainfall. 

High temps will continue to climb through the weekend and into next week, even with isolated to scattered rain chances. 

By the time we head into next work/school week, high temperatures will soar into the low 90s with limited rain chances. Better chances for more wet weather and relief from the latest round of heat will return by the middle of next week.