INDIANAPOLIS — Labor Day weekend is not just an extended weekend, but it’s also the unofficial start of the fall. This week kicks off with more rain than you typically see on Labor Day.
“There’s some slow moving showers and a few rumbles of thunder across central Indiana,” says Meteorologist Andrew White with the National Weather Service Office in Indianapolis, “the best chances are generally going to be near Indianapolis and points to the south and east.”
White says today’s rain is spread across much of the state, with some of the heaviest rain in southern Indiana, more specifically cities above Louisville, Kentucky. However most of today’s rain will be gone by tonight and into early Tuesday morning, clearing the way for mostly sunny skies and highs in the 80s throughout the week.
“So as we get in the week, the rain chances are going to fall off. As we get into Wednesday and Thursday, it does look like we’ll dry out before things might pick back up again over the weekend,” says White.
He’s referring to another small chance of isolated storms this Saturday, but that’s an early projection. More accurate forecasts will develop later in the week.
White says the amount of rain that’s falling over the Hoosier State is slightly more than usual for a Labor Day weekend. Northern and southern Indiana have received waves of rain over the last few weeks, which has caused damaging floods. That’s always a concern with rain of any measurement, says White.
“These slow moving thunderstorms, there could be some pockets of isolated flooding,” White explains, “so we always want people to know when you see flooded roads, you never know how deep that water could be. So we always say turn around and don’t drown.”