Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the majority of Central Indiana until 1am Monday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the majority of Central Indiana until 1am Monday.

Click here to see what counties are under the advisory, and the text of the advisory issued by the National Weather Service is below.

CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY-
BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-VERMILLION-PARKE-
PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY-VIGO-CLAY-OWEN-MORGAN-JOHNSON-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…LAFAYETTE…FRANKFORT…KOKOMO…
CRAWFORDSVILLE…ANDERSON…MUNCIE…INDIANAPOLIS…TERRE HAUTE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TODAY TO 1 AM EST MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: ROADS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY DUE TO SNOW. TRAVEL MAY
  BECOME DIFFICULT.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TWO TO THREE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING: BEGINNING AROUND NOON AND LINGERING INTO THE EARLY
  EVENING HOURS TONIGHT.

* OTHER IMPACTS: INCREASING WINDS THIS EVENING MAY RESULT IN SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

11am Snow Update

Snow showers have now moved into the metro, and will stick around for quite some time.

Snow is now falling in Indianapolis.  The systems has been moving in from our Western counties since about 8am.  Crawfordsville, Lafayette, saw snow showers earlier this morning. 

All of Central Indiana should see snow today, and some spots could pick up, up to 3 inches.  It looks like some of the heavier bands will be here in the early afternoon.  A few spots may pick up a little more than 3 inches.  If you’re traveling to or from Central Indiana today, be prepared for slick spots on the roadways, and reduced visibility.  A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for Central Indiana at noon today, and expires at 1am Monday morning.

The snow showers should be winding down and shutting off by 10pm or 11pm with scattered flurries flying about.  The Winter Weather Advisory will continue until 1am to account for the possibility of blowing snow.

Monday, scattered flurries with now accumulation are expected.  Highs will only reach the upper 20s, but with winds gusting up to 25mph it will only feel like the teens.  Blowing snow is going to be possible too, based on how much we see today.

Follow me on Twitter @NicoleWTHR for the latest, or I’ll also be updating the SkyTrak Weather blog.

Be safe, and feel free to leave snow totals in the comments section, or e-mail me a nmisencik@wthr.com .

Sunday Snow Accumulation

Today snow is likely across Central Indiana, and at times, the snow will be heavy.

Snow chances will increase across the state as we head into mid morning and afternoon.  Highs will reach about 30 degrees with a chance for 2-3″ of accumulation.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire state north of I-70, and a few counties south.  Click here to see the advisory map.  In these areas, up to 3″ of snow is possible with a few isolated areas picking up more.  Generally south of I-70, 1-2″ of snow is possible.

The snow showers should taper off by this evening, leaving spotty snow showers and flurries over night with temps dropping into the mid and upper teens.

Monday, scattered snow showers and flurries are possible, with no accumulation likely at this point.  Highs will only reach the upper 20s with wind gusts up to 30 mph.  Wind chills will be in the teens.

Tuesday looks to be the best day of the week with partly cloudy skies and highs around 30 degrees.

Starting Wednesday through Friday, we have a daily chance of snow through Friday.  We’ll have to wait and see how this latest possible winter weather event shapes up.

Saturday Evening Forecast

A quick burst of snow is possible tonight, before more moves in tomorrow.

If you have plans tonight, scattered snow showers are likely.  In most spots up to 1/2″ of snow is possible, isolated areas may see up to an inch. 

Sunday, we’ll be watching snow fall most of the day.  At this time, it looks like 1″-2″ is possible during the day.  So, if you’re tailgating before the Colts v. Jets game, make sure to bundle up!  Temps will be in the upper 20s to around 30 most of your Sunday.  A few isolated spots may pick up more than 2″ of snow.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on it.  The timing of the snow looks to be from 8am to 5pm.  Of course, that can change, so stay tuned to the forecast!

Join me starting at 6am on Sunrise for the latest update on your Sunday forecast!

Weekend Snow Chances

Snow chances are on the increase this weekend.

Highs today will only reach the low to mid 30s with scattered snow showers.  Light accumulations are possible in the metro, with the greatest chance for accumulating snow in our Northwest viewing area.  A light dusting to 1/2″ is possible elsewhere, but more than likely you’ll probably just see light snow showers.

Tonight a chance for snow sticks around with temps dropping into the mid 20s.  Late tonight early tomorrow morning accumulating snow is possible.  We’re watching for light snow, so totals won’t be very impressive, but we could see slick spots on roadways.  Use extra care with holiday travels returning home.

Sunday, light snow is one again possible, and it looks like by the afternoon 1″ – 2″ of snow is possible.  The accumulating snow should taper off by early evening.  Highs will only reach the upper 20s to around 30 degrees.

Day After Christmas Snow?

Okay, so we didn’t have a white Christmas, but what about light snow showers tonight, and a chance for accumulation Saturday?

Rain showers have soaked Central Indiana most of the day, and now we’re looking forward to much colder temperatures tonight with lows dropping to the low 20s.  A dusting of snow is possible on grassy areas tonight.  Winds will gust up to 30 mph.

But, it looks like our white Christmas will come a day late.  Well, kind of.  Saturday highs will only reach about 30 degrees with scattered snow showers.  Up to an inch snow accumulation is possible south of I-70, including Indianapolis.  With areas north possibly picking up 1 inch of snow Saturday.  Winds will gust up to 30 mph, so it’s going to feel quite chilly.

Sunday, highs only hit the upper 20s with another shot at light snow.  Again, another inch is possible.

We’ll keep you posted here on the blog, and also, on the SkyTrak Weather Network.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! A blustery day is ahead for Central Indiana.

Keep your umbrella handy today as scattered rain showers are likely.  Temperatures will fall from near 50 degrees this morning, to around 30 by late this afternoon.  Rain showers will turn to light snow showers with wind gusts up to 40 mph.  Little to no snow accumulation is expected.

Much colder air will be ushered in for the weekend with scattered snow showers Saturday and Sunday.  Highs will only reach the low 30s, and it looks like a dusting of snow is possible each day.  We’ll have to keep our eyes on this, but it doesn’t appear any more than an inch of snow is possible at this point.

Have a wonderful Christmas weekend with family and friends!

Governor offers Christmas wish

In a one-on-one interview, Gov. Mitch Daniels talked about his future and his Christmas wish for Indiana.

Gov. Mitch Daniels’ name has been tossed around as a possible candidate for president. In a one-on-one interview, the governor talked about his future and his Christmas wish for Indiana.

Eyewitness News asked the governor why his name keeps getting tossed around as a presidential possibility.

“Because the pickings are so slim,” he said. “Now we know where the bottom of the barrel is….I tell you the only reason is because people now see Indiana as a place that stands apart a little bit.”

Daniels says it’s about how the state has weathered the recession.

“We are in the black and most of them are busted. They are raising taxes all over the place and we are not going to do that. We are building roads at a record rate and they are grinding back to gravel in Michigan, for instance. So if there is a part of this that I like it is seeing Indiana get recognized,” Daniels said, adding, “I mean, it is not ’cause of my Hollywood looks, let’s face it. It’s only because of things we have gotten done that people would pay any attention to me and the good part of that is not just that I like seeing Indiana noticed but it might lead to that next business. That next investor coming here with some new jobs and new opportunity as opposed to somewhere else.”

The governor also talked about his Christmas wish for the state.

“A national recovery that lifts all the boats and brings back our existing job base. We know we are adding new jobs faster than other places but it won’t be enough unless our existing job base comes back. I also wish for greater revenues so we have to make fewer tougher calls but until that happens I ask for or wish for the public’s understanding that we will do things we would rather not do and things we will reverse when we get the chance, but we have to take care of people’s business here in a way that protects Indiana’s present and future and we just ask that everyone just bear with us while we do.”

Updated Christmas Eve Forecast

Temperatures continue to go above freezing in many locations in Central Indiana, and that’s good news for anyone traveling this afternoon.

Santa will still have to dodge raindrops tonight, but should be okay on his visit into Central Indiana.  Click here to see if there are any active warnings for the area.

Rain showers will increase in intensity as we head into late tonight and early Christmas morning.  Temperatures will be on the rise, and winds could gust up to 30mph.  By Christmas morning, temps could be in the mid 40s, but don’t get too used to a warm Christmas!

Temperatures will be falling Christmas Day, and by noon Friday, the heaviest of rain should be out of Central Indiana.  One to two inches of rain is possible by Friday mid-morning, or around noon.  Winds could gust up to 40mph.  By Christmas night a few snow showers are possible as temps drop into the low 30s.

Saturday, light snow is possible, and we’ll see the same weather story set up for Sunday with highs only reaching the upper 20s.

Freezing Rain Advisory Heads North

Freezing Rain Advisory in effect until 7pm for Fulton, White, Cass, Miami, Wabash, Huntington and Grant Counties.

The Winter Storm Advisory has been replaced with a Freezing Rain Advisory for the following locations north of Indianapolis: 

FULTON IN-WHITE-CASS IN-MIAMI-WABASH-HUNTINGTON-GRANT-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCHESTER…AKRON…MONTICELLO…
BROOKSTON…MONON…LOGANSPORT…ROYAL CENTER…PERU…
GRISSOM AFB…MEXICO…WABASH…NORTH MANCHESTER…HUNTINGTON…
ROANOKE…MARION…GAS CITY…UPLAND
108 PM EST THU DEC 24 2009

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING. THIS REPLACES THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED EARLIER.

* TIMING…OCCASIONAL FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE
  TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING TOWARD EVENING.

* MAIN IMPACT…ROADWAYS…PARTICULARLY THOSE LEFT UNTREATED…
  WILL BE VERY SLICK. SOME MAJOR HIGHWAYS THAT WILL BE IMPACTED
  INCLUDE INTERSTATES 65 AND 69.