Re-freeze tonight, melting Saturday

Temperatures will tumble into the 20s overnight and neighborhood streets will re-freeze. We’ll get above freezing on Saturday so the roads will have a chance to melt.

sevenday_fridayTemperatures will tumble into the 20s overnight and neighborhood streets will re-freeze. We’ll get above freezing on Saturday so the roads will have a chance to melt.

So far this season we’ve had 19.4″ of snow, almost three inches below average.

High pressure will keep us dry this weekend but a huge change comes next week.

Low pressure will sit over the state and bring a daily chance of snow, Tuesday through Friday. Some accumulation is likely.

Slick Start… Melting Finish

Central Indiana is off to a slick start, but as we head into the late morning and early afternon… we’ll begin to thaw out.

Central Indiana is off to a slick start, but as we head into the late morning and early afternon… we’ll begin to thaw out.

Patch freezing drizzle and rain is still possible this morning and the Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10am.

Highs will eventually warm above freezing by late morning, and by this afternoon highs will top out in the low 40s.

Saturday and Sunday will be dry, with our next chance of rain moving in Monday.

Messy mix tonight, icy commute Friday

Due to southerly winds, temperatures will rise after midnight and our mixed precipitation will change to freezing rain after 2am and continue through 8am. All of central Indiana will receive a quarter inch of ice during that time frame.

futurecastA powerful winter storm system is on its way to central Indiana. Eighteen states from as far west as Colorado, north to Minnesota, south to Arkansas and east to North Carolina are under winter weather advisories, winter storm watches and winter storm warnings. Up to a foot of snow is likely across the Great Plains and in the mountains in southern Colorado.

Closer to home, snow develops across western Indiana around 6pm and will be in Indianapolis between 7 and 8 pm. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain by 11pm. Due to southerly winds, temperatures will rise after midnight and our mixed precipitation will change to freezing rain after 2am and continue through 8am. All of central Indiana will receive a quarter inch of ice during that time frame.

 Along with the ice we will also have minor snow accumulations. From Lafayette to Kokomo to Muncie, 2-3″ of snow is likely. From Greencastle to Indianapolis to Zionsville to Richmond, 1-2″ is likely. From Bloomington to Columbus to Seymour, an inch of snow is likely. The combination of ice and snow will coat the roadways before the Friday morning rush hour and will cause numerous school delays and closings. Trees and power lines may also be taken down by the weight of the ice.

 A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7pm tonight through 10am Friday for all of central Indiana. Due to the amount of ice expected, the National Weather Service may upgrade us to an Ice Storm Warning this afternoon.

Freezing Rain & Snow Tonight

Freezing rain and snow will be likely across Central Indiana tonight.

Freezing rain and snow will be likely across Central Indiana tonight.

Today will be dry with increasing clouds.  Highs will top out in the low 30s.

This evening into tonight light snow will transition to freezing rain.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7pm tonight to 10am Friday.  About .25″ of ice is possible, by Friday morning along with light snow accumulations.  Friday morning’s commute will be icy. 

Temps will rise into the 40s by Friday afternoon with any leftover wintry mix transitioning to light rain.

The weekend is dry, and more rain is likely Monday.

Winter storm aims for central Indiana Thursday

A winter storm will bring freezing rain, snow and ice to central Indiana, starting Thursday evening.

A powerful winter storm system is on its way to central Indiana. Sixteen states from as far west as Arizona, north to Minnesota, south to Arkansas and east to Indiana are under winter weather advisories, winter storm watches and winter storm warnings. Up to eight inches of snow is likely across the Great Plains and up to a foot of snow is likely across the mountains in southern Colorado.

Closer to home, Thursday will be a dry day with clouds increasing in the afternoon. Snow develops across Indiana around 8pm. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain by 11pm. Due to southerly winds, temperatures will rise after midnight and our mixed precipitation will change to freezing rain after 2 a.m. and continue through 8 a.m. All of central Indiana will receive a tenth of an inch of ice during that time frame.

Along with the ice, we will also have minor snow accumulations. From Lafayette to Kokomo to Muncie, two inches of snow is likely. From Greencastle to Indianapolis to Zionsville to Richmond, one inch of snow is likely. From Bloomington to Columbus to Seymour, a half-inch of snow is likely. The combination of ice and snow will coat the roadways before the Friday morning rush hour and will cause numerous school delays and closings.

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Icy mix on the way

Thursday will be the sunny calm day before the icy mess with sunshine and a high near freezing.

7daywedsThursday will be the sunny calm day before the icy mess with sunshine and a high near freezing. We’ll have snow starting around 8pm Thursday night, changing to a snow, sleet, freezing rain mix by 11pm and then changing to all freezing from 2am until 8am Friday.

Accumulation amounts,1-2″ snow and .10″ of ice.

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Cold Today… Wintery Mess on the Way

We’re starting the day with bitter cold wind chills in the subzero and single digit range, the silver lining in the forecast is that we’ll see mostly sunny skies this afternoon.

We’re starting the day with bitter cold wind chills in the subzero and single digit range, the silver lining in the forecast is that we’ll see mostly sunny skies this afternoon.

Wind chills will stay in the teens today with temps topping out in the mid 20s.  Winds will come out of the northwest up to 15mph.

Tonight will be chilly with temps in the mid teens.

Thursday clouds will be on the increase and temps reach the low 30s.

Thursday evening into Friday morning we will be watching the forecast very closely.  A wintry mix including snow and freezing rain is likely.  Very slick spots with ice accumulation is possible by Friday morning.  We’ll eventually warm into the low 40s for the afternoon changing any winter precip to rain by Friday afternoon.

Saturday and Sunday looks sunny and dry… and by Sunday afternoon the 40s are back!

Cold snap

Skies will clear tonight, setting the stage for bitter cold lows near ten degrees and sub-zero wind chills. Wednesday will be a sunny dry day with highs in the 20s.

chuck7daySkies will clear tonight, setting the stage for bitter cold lows near ten degrees and sub-zero wind chills. Wednesday will be a sunny dry day with highs in the 20s.

A sleet/snow mix develops Thursday afternoon and continues into the evening before changing to snow. Freezing rain is likely for the Friday morning rush hour before changing to rain.

By Friday morning a 1-2″ accumulation of snow along with a .10″ accumulation of ice is likely.

Snow, Wind and Cold Today … Messy Mix Later This Week

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Snow showers and flurries will move out later this afternoon. Little if any accumulation is expected.

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Blustery conditions continue. We’ve seen gusts higher than 40 mph in some spots on our SkyTrak 13 WeatherBug Network! Gusts to 40 will diminish to gusts to 30 this evening.

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Temps will hover in the upper teens to mid 20s for the rest of the afternoon with single digit wind chills. That’s a far cry from yesterday’s balmy 60-degree high!

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Tonight, skies clear and winds let up a bit, but we’ll still have Northwesterly winds 10-20 mph. That combined with temps falling into the upper single digits to low teens will lead to wind chills between -10 and 0!

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We stay dry on Wednesday, but late Thursday into early Friday, get ready for a messy mix. My hunch right now is that we’ll start late Thursday afternoon or early Thursday evening with snow or snow/sleet mix. Some minor accumulation – maybe an inch or two – is possible. Then as warmer air rides in over that system, the snow and sleet will transition to freezing rain and rain. Some computer models are indicating some ice accumulation on top of the snow. That could create big problems on the roads for the Friday morning rush.

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By Friday afternoon, any leftover moisture turns to rain and temps push into the 40s, paving the way for a mild and pleasant weekend.

Take Care and stay warm!
-Chikage

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Rain changing to snow

Rain will change to snow after 2am and up to a half-inch of snow is possible.

Rain will change to snow after 2am and up to a half-inch of snow is possible. The greatest risk for any accumulation will be across the eastern part of the state where icy bridges and overpasses will be the main concern. A few school delays will also be possible. The snow showers will end around 9am and winds gusting to 35 mph will be with us throughout the day. A stronger system will bring a chance for accumulating snow late Thursday into Friday.