A mild week with heavy rain and flooding before cold air brings more snow

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– So far this Winter we’ve gone from one extreme to the other. We’ve had  a four-week streak of temperatures above average, heavy snow and temperatures well below zero. Now another change is coming to our weather pattern as mild temperatures and a daily chance for rain will be with us for most of this week.

Expect fog overnight and school delays are possible Tuesday morning due to areas of dense fog.

We’ll have mild temperatures this week with highs in the 50s to near 60 degrees. Expect clouds, drizzle and fog through Tuesday. Rain will develop Tuesday night and heavy rain is likely by Wednesday morning. Heavy rain is likely through the day Wednesday and Thursday and up to 2  inches of rain is likely by Friday morning. Some areas south of I-70 will see up to three inches of rain this  and the combination of rain and water from snow melt may cause flooding.

Later this week we’ll go from Spring showers to Winter snow. Much colder air moves in by Friday and snow showers will be likely. Highs will stay near freezing this weekend and more snow is likely Sunday.

Low temperatures will be cooler overnight.

Dense fog may cause school delays Tuesday.

Heavy rain will fall across the lower Ohio Valley this week.

Flooding will be likely later this week.

Heavy rain is likely by Wednesday morning.

Heavy rain will continue Wednesday afternoon.

Heavy rain will continue Thursday morning.

Heavy rain will continue Thursday afternoon.

Up to 2″ of rain is likely for central Indiana.

Up to 3″ of rain is likely for south-central Indiana.

The week will end much colder with snow showers.

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