Rain Develops Today & Thunderstorms Possible Tonight

Goodbye snow… hello rain and maybe even thunderstorms!

Goodbye snow… hello rain and maybe even thunderstorms!

The snow is melting with mild temperatures, and today we’ll see highs reach the mid 40s.  Skies will remain cloudy throughout the day with rain developing by the drive home.

Tonight into early Thursday morning, the rain continues, and we could even hear a few rumbles of thunder.  Severe storms are not expected, but we will see heavy downpours at times. 

The rain moves out by midday Thursday, and we’re looking at picking up, up to .75″ of rain out of this system.

Sunshine returns as we head into the weekend, with temps reaching the 40s!

Our next chance of rain arrives Tuesday.  As of right now, the temps remain mild enough for rain in the 7 day forecast!

Valentine’s Snow

The snow that started late Monday night and continued into Valentine’s morning wasn’t our biggest of the season, but it did bring a general 1 to 2″ to much of Central Indiana and made for a beautiful start to Valentine’s Day!

Officially at the Indianapolis International Airport, the storm total was 1.7″ bringing our season total to 9.1″. That’s still 11.2″ below average. The average snow to date is 20.3″ and last year’s total to date was 33.5″!

The highest snow report came from Greencastle in Putnam County with 2.8″. Here’s a list of more totals courtesy of the National Weather Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll have cloudy and cool conditions for the rest of today, but warmer air and rain (maybe even isolated t-storms?) will be moving in.

It looks like scattered showers will develop tomorrow afternoon, an isolated t-storm might be possible with some heavier rain around midnight tomorrow night, and showers may linger into Thursday morning. How much rain? Most areas could pick up around 1/2″ with some spots as high as 3/4″ possible.

After the rain moves out, we should enjoy a nice dry stretch with highs at or slightly above average in the 40s. Here’s your WTHR-TV 7-Day…

Happy Valentine’s Day!
-Chikage

Snow moving out, temps warm up

Not the prettiest of Valentine’s Days, but it will get better as snow ends and we see some melting later this afternoon.

Extended forecastNot the prettiest of Valentine’s Days, but it will get better as snow ends and we see some melting later this afternoon.

We saw two waves of light snow overnight – one between midnight and 2 am and another during the morning rush hour.

Once the snow moves out, that will be it for the rest of the week.

 

 

Here are some snow totals as of 8 am:

LOGANSPORT        2.2”
INDIANAPOLIS       1.7”
MOORESVILLE        1.5”
FISHERS                    1.5”
MUNCIE                  0.5”

Our highs will be in the mid 30s today with melting. We will also see a return to the 40s tomorrow and rain Wed afternoon into early Thursday morning.

After today, every day the rest of the week will be above average for temperatures.

Light Snow for Central Indiana Tonight

Central Indiana will be dry today, but tonight, light snow moves in making Tuesday morning’s commute slick.

Central Indiana will be dry today, but tonight, light snow moves in making Tuesday morning’s commute slick.

Highs will reach the mid 30s today with increasing clouds.

Tonight, light snow moves in.  We could see a few snowflakes during the evening commute, but it’s later tonight that snow accumulation is likely.  By Tuesday morning, 1-2″ of snow is expected, and that could make your morning commute slick.

Light snow showers will continue through midday Tuesday as highs reach the mid 30s.  As temps warm, we could see a rain/snow mix in the afternoon.

Wednesday, the sunshine and 40s returns, but more rain looks to come our way late Wednesday night into Thursday.

Above average temps continue into the weekend.

Sun Today… Snow Late Tomorrow

Sunshine will soon give way to snow showers across Central Indiana.

Sunshine will soon give way to snow showers across Central Indiana.

This morning we’re waking up with temps in the teens and wind chills in the single digits.  Skies will remain clear today with highs in the upper 20s.

Overnight, a few clouds pop up, as lows drop to the mid teens.

Monday, we’ll start the day with mostly sunny skies, and end the day with snow.  Clouds will increase throughout the day as highs top out in the mid 30s.  By the evening commute, we could see a few snow showers, but ground temps look too warm for the snow to stick.  Snow is more likely to stick starting late Monday night through Tuesday morning.  The Tuesday morning commute could be slick, with 1-2″ of snow falling across the area by then.

As temps warm Tuesday, we could see a rain/snow mix develop.

Milder air pushes into the state by the middle of the week, and by Thursday, we could see rain.

We’ll keep you posted on any and all changes as these systems continue to develop.

Bitter Cold Wind Chills Today

Get ready to bundle up in your warmest winter wear!

Get ready to bundle up in your warmest winter wear!

Highs will only reach the low 20s today with a mix of sun and clouds and flurries.  Winds will gust out of the northwest up to 30mph, so it will feel more like -5 to 10 degrees outside. 

Tonight, the metro drops to about 11 degrees, and outside the metro the single digits are possible under mostly clear skies.  Winds will continue to howl out of the northwest up to 25mph, so subzero and single digit wind chills are likely.

Sunday, we start off cold, but rebound to the upper 20s with sunshine.

Another quick shot of snow is possible as we head into Monday night.  Late Monday afternoon, light snow moves in and by midday Tuesday we could pick up 1-2″ of snow.  We’ll keep you updated on the timing of this next system as we get closer to the winter weather arriving.

Temps turn more mild as we head later into next week, so we could see chances of rain instead of snow.

Snow on the way

We have seen some flurries around the Metro area this morning, but most of the snow that sticks will be later today.

We have seen some flurries around the Indianapolis metro area this morning, but most of the snow that sticks will be later today.

Look for  1”-2” this afternoon and tonight in most of central Indiana with isolated spots in northern counties seeing up to 3 inches.

In our southern counties, I am looking for a rain/snow mix with about a half inch of snow possible in Bloomington and Columbus.

Can you believe this? We were up to 60 degrees on February 1st!

Sunshine Today… Rain/Snow Mix Friday

Get ready for a great day across Central Indiana today! Enjoy the sunshine while it’s here… big changes are around the corner!

Get ready for a great day across Central Indiana today!  Enjoy the sunshine while it’s here… big changes are around the corner!

Highs will hit around 40 degrees today with mostly sunny skies and a light breeze out of the west up to 10mph.

Overnight, partly cloudy skies are likely with temps dropping to the upper 20s.

Friday, a rain/snow mix will likely develop.  No accumulation is expected, as highs hit the low 40s.  Wind gusts out of the west up to 25mph will make the day feel a little raw.

Much colder air settles in for the weekend.  Check out the early morning lows on Saturday and Sunday, we fall into the teens!  Temps will only warm into the 20s for highs this weekend.

Our next chance of precip moves in late Monday night into Tuesday and Wednesday.  As of right now, it looks like this system will start off as a rain/snow mix, and change to rain as temps warm up next week.  We’ll keep our eyes on this system as it continues to develop.

Light Snow This Morning

Light snow showers are likely across Central Indiana this morning, mixed with mist and drizzle.

Light snow showers are likely across Central Indiana this morning, mixed with mist and drizzle.  Less than 1/2″ of snow is expected across the viewing area.  This isn’t a big snow event, however, with temps around freezing, slick spots are likely, so the morning commute could be slow going.

The snow looks to end by midday, tapering off to flurries, and by this afternoon the sunshine will return with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Tonight, skies clear and temps drop to the low 20s.  It will be a very chilly start to your Thursday morning.

Highs Thursday will raech the upper 30s, that’s average for this time of year!

Friday temps stick in the upper 30s, however, late Friday into early Saturday we have a chance for light snow. 

Behind the chance for snow are much cooler temps.  Highs Saturday will only reach the mid 20s, and by Sunday we only warm up to the upper 20s.  Overnight lows this weekend will be in the teens.

Early next week we’ll see another quick disturbance move through that could be a rain/snow mix.  As of right now, temps look to warm up into the 40s again next week.

More Winter Like Conditions Return

Sure the 50s and 60s are nice, but if you’re craving winter like temps… colder air is coming to Central Indiana.

Sure the 50s and 60s are nice, but if you’re craving winter like temps… colder air is coming to Central Indiana.

Patchy fog is likely this morning, and with temps below freezing especially north of I-70, we could see freezing fog again.

Clouds increase throughout the day as highs hit the low 40s.

Overnight, lows drop to the low 20s, and there’s a chance for a dusting of snow into Wednesday morning.  So, your Wednesday morning commute could be slick.  Less than 1″of snow expected.

A few flurries may stick around Wednesday morning, then the clouds break for highs to only reach the mid 30s.  By the way, 38 is average for this time of year!

Thursday looks dry and sunny with highs in the upper 30s.

Friday, another quick disturbance moves through that could bring a very light rain or snow mix to Central Indiana.  We’ll keep our eyes on this, but right now the system doesn’t look impressive.

What’s behind that is much colder air for the weekend.