Archive for December, 2009
Snow showers will continue to wind down across Central Indiana as we go through 10pm. After 10, light snow showers and flurries are possible, but we’re not looking for any additional accumulation.
Overnight, lows will drop to the teens, so icy spots on untreated roads are likely. Keep in mind that blowing snow is also possible, so cleared roads could become snow covered again.
Blowing snow could be an issue Monday with wind gusts up to 30mph. Highs will only reach the upper 20s with scattered light snow showers. A dusting is possible, but no accumulation is expected. Wind chills will be an issue, in the teens most of the day.
If you’re ready for sun, look forward to Tuesday, partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with highs in the upper 20s.
Preliminary Snow Totals through 5pm:
Terre Haute: 2.5″
Hendricks County: 4″
Light to moderate snow is continuing to fall across Central Indiana, but the heaviest of the snow will get here later this afternoon. Terre Haute has already seen 2.5″ of snow, and I expect more to move into the Indianapolis metro this afternoon.
The snow should taper off to flurries by 11pm.
We’re keeping an eye on the snow, and will update you at the top of each hour on-air on WTHR.
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.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…LAFAYETTE…FRANKFORT…KOKOMO…
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
* 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.
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
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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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.