Before the entire planet went bananas, I had reached out to Kelly Greene, a meteorologist at WTHR in Indianapolis about putting together a feature forecast for Columbus, Indiana. She agreed to do so, but was about to take a vacation. and then came back, and despite everything, remembered our conversation. Truly impressive during these incredible times. It’s quite flattering! That’s enough out of me, the rest is all from Kelly.
A strong storm system moved over south central Indiana late day Thursday and Friday. Heavy rain in excess of 2″ to 3″ fell, with Columbus receiving close to 2″ of rain. Rivers will rise this weekend, including the Flatrock River and the East Fork White River in Columbus. Only minor flooding is expected.
A cold front will bring in much colder air for the weekend, making it feel more like winter instead of the first weekend of spring! Temperatures will fall behind the front, eventually bottoming out into the upper 20s Saturday morning. Skies will be partly sunny by Saturday afternoon and the winds will relax. Afternoon highs will only climb into the low 40s Saturday afternoon, running more than 10 degrees below average.
Sunday will be a bit warmer with increasing clouds. Temperatures will start off near 30° in the morning and will rebound into the mid 40s by afternoon. The next system arrives by mid afternoon, bringing more scattered showers Sunday afternoon into Monday morning.
Spring-like temperatures return for the rest of the week.
Kelly Greene is a meteorologist at WTHR in Indianapolis and lives in Fishers, Indiana with her husband. Kelly actually lived in Columbus many years ago, and experienced many floods during that time. Kelly enjoys golf and travel and looks forward to being able to play 18 holes again soon.
Kelly can be found on social media at the following addresses