April showers on Wednesday and more rain is on the way


11pm Update: A large area of rain with a few embedded thunderstorms is moving through Illinois. Scattered showers will move into central Indiana after 3am and rain is likely in Indianapolis for the Thursday morning rush hour.

April is off to a mild start with temperatures averaging 4 degrees above average. Indianapolis has been on streak of sunny days with temperatures rising over the past five days. We’ve already had four days this week with highs above 70 degrees, and with a high of 79 degrees Wednesday was the warmest day of the year so far.

This had been a dry month with no rain for the first six days of the month before we saw our first April showers Wednesday afternoon. Indianapolis received just under a quarter-inch of rain while some areas saw heavy downpours bringing over an inch of rain.

This weather pattern will be with us for the rest of the week and our rain chances will increase. Scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms are possible overnight through Thursday morning.

Our weather will stay unsettled with a daily chance for scattered showers in the forecast through the weekend. Expect a few morning showers Friday with a dry afternoon. Ahead of a cold front scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely Saturday with the rain ending early on Sunday.

Along with the daily chance for rain we’ll have cooler temperatures with highs in the 60s through the weekend.

So far this has been a mild month.

Temperatures have been rising this week.

Indianapolis received some rain Wednesday.

One-inch rainfall amounts were common Wednesday.

Expect cooler temperatures through the weekend.

We’ll have a daily chance for rain for the rest of the week.

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