Warmest day of year Tuesday; heavy rain headed to central Indiana


April has been a mild month with six days with highs in the 70s. The warmest day so far this year is April 9 when Indianapolis reached a high of 79 degrees.

A warm surge of air has entered the state, and highs will be in the low 80s Tuesday afternoon. Expect sunny skies with south and southwest winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour.

An approaching storm system will bring scattered thunderstorms late Wednesday through Thursday. Heavy rain associated with this system will cause flash flooding from the Gulf Coast north, to the Ohio Valley. 1-2″ of rain will fall across central Indiana by Thursday evening. Flash flooding will be widespread across the state.

This has been a mild month.

Expect gusty winds Tuesday.

Expect a summer-like Tuesday.

This has been a wet month so far.

We still have a rainfall deficit across the state.

Rain will develop Wednesday.

Rain will continue Wednesday afternoon.

Heavy rain is likely Wednesday night through Thursday.

Rain will not end until Thursday evening.

Up to 2″ of rain is likely this week.

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