Soaking rains likely over next few days

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A one-two punch of a cold front, followed by the remnants of tropical depression Gordon, will make for a very soggy stretch of three days here in central Indiana.


Scattered showers and storms have developed across portions of central Indiana, fueled by outflow boundaries, these should start to weaken and eventually fade by mid to late evening. 

We won’t be quiet for long, we will likely see a few isolated showers and storms develop overnight, leading into daybreak, Friday. 


Friday begins a three-day stretch of steady, potentially heavy rain. Expect spotty showers for the morning commute — meaning most of the drive time should be dry, but a few isolated downpours can’t be ruled out.

Rain will later begin to fill in as an upper-level wave moves through central Indiana during the late morning and afternoon hours.

The remnants of Gordon will work into the Midwest by late afternoon and spark a steady rain shield around the area for early Friday evening.

Highs take a big hit because of the rain, only topping out in the middle 70s.

Saturday and Sunday:

Steady rain will pick back up again near daybreak Saturday. Expect widespread moderate showers through much of the day. 

By Saturday evening and overnight, there will likely be several pockets of heavy rain — the big unknown at this time is where will the heavy rain set up across the area. 

Rain will continue will into Sunday, wrapping up to more scattered and isolated showers by late Sunday night. 

Flooding will be a concern, especially after soaking rains on Friday will leave us with an already saturated ground when the potential heavier rain moves in Saturday night and Sunday. 

Up to 5 inches of rain is possible from now through Sunday night. 

8-day forecast:

Rain will leave the area in time for the start of the workweek with dry air settling in for much of the new week. Highs only hit the middle 70s on Monday, but should gradually warm to the lower 80s and eventually middle 80s by midweek.