The National Weather Service forecasts only a brief break before more rain returns to central Indiana.
The NWS says the rain will resume Friday night and Saturday morning and continue into next week.
“We keep chances for showers and thunderstorms in the forecast well into the next work week,” says meteorologist Mark Dahmer.
Temperatures will remain below normal, around the mid to upper 70s, for the next two days and start to warm Saturday. Temperatures will reach mid 80s as next week begins.
Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for much of the Indianapolis area.
“As we always say with the weather service, turn around, don’t drown," Dahmer says. "If you encounter a road that’s closed or has high water over the top of it. You don’t want to put yourself at risk and you don’t want to put at risk those who might have to come and rescue you.”
Indianapolis police warn residents that more rain could bring renewed danger after last week’s rainfall.
“Roadways with just six inches of fast-moving water can be dangerous,” IMPD spokesperson Michael Hewitt says. “We want everyone to know, when the thunder roars you need to go indoors.”
IMPD also reminds residents to pay attention to weather reports and be ready to change their plans if needed.
“If you’re out boating or swimming get to land and find a sturdy, grounded shelter or get in your vehicle immediately during thunderstorms,” says Hewitt.
IMPD warns residents to stay away from fallen trees and powerlines. Downed powerlines can be reported to IPL at 317-261-8111 and trees can be reported to the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622 or online indy.gov/requestindy.