Rain forecast before the winter storm

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Regular rain is back for your Tuesday! It’ll be a wet day across the state, like a FLOOD WATCH is now in effect. Precipitation totals will vary between 1/2″ and 2″ locally, with the steadiest and heaviest precipitation falling from Indianapolis and points south. There will also be a few built-in storms, but the serious threat remains quite low, mainly lightning and thunder.

A sweeping cold front will arrive in the evening, ushering in colder air and clearing rain by 7 p.m. for downtown Indianapolis. As we dry out the lows will fall in the mid 20’s with gusty winds from the northwest. Wednesday morning wind chills will be close to the numbers.

Tomorrow will bring early sunshine and cooler air across the state with highs in the mid 30s. It will be the calm day before a winter storm emerges for Thursday and lasts through Friday morning.

This new storm will arrive before rush hour on Thursday morning! The first wave will bring light sticky snow by Thursday morning. This could create slippery conditions with light snow on the region’s roads as temperatures hover in the upper 20s. This cycle will push northeastward as a larger wave moves into the afternoon and evening.

This second wave will bring rain, ice and snow! In the short term, temperatures will play the biggest role in what falls in your county! For now, the heaviest snowfall is likely to fall north of Indianapolis with more than one mixing bowl for Indianapolis. Stay tuned, as updates will arrive tonight and tomorrow.

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