The key factors to the snowfall numbers are timing, track and temperature. We are confident on the timing. Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.
The track and temperature are still a bit uncertain. We are a bit more confident that the track will be near the Ohio River. What is still really up in the air is the temperature. Highs on Saturday will be in the range of 35-40 degrees on Saturday, in advance of the storm. This is above freezing and if temperatures don’t fall fast enough, there will be more rain than snow to start and this will mean less snow.
Where there is more rain than snow, snowfall totals will be dramatically lower. Here is our estimate now. We are forecasting 5-9 inches of snow north of Indianapolis. There will be a band of 3 to 7 inches of snow around Indianapolis and along I-70. Bloomington and Columbus south will be 2 inches of less. Remember this is a still developing winter storm and there will be updates.
Friday will be dry but cold, with highs in the range of 25-30 degrees. Most of Saturday will be dry too, with highs in the middle and upper 30s. The end of the weekend includes snow.
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is monitoring a developing storm system for the end of the weekend. Right now we are forecasting a rain/snow mix to start falling Saturday night. This is forecast to change to all snow, with the heaviest falling between 11pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday. This is an early look at the timing and there will be changes, so stay tuned for updates.
If (this is a big if) this is an all snow event for central Indiana, several inches of snow are possible. On the low end 2 inches of snow and on the high end, there is the potential for 6 or more. These numbers are also an early estimate and there will be changes. There are still question marks with this developing winter storm. We will be monitoring the track, timing and temperature. Even minor changes to any of these will have a big impact on snowfall potential.
Please check back for updates, as we will be tracking this storm closely into the weekend.
Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s. It will also be a windy day, with winds SW to NW 15-25 mph.
Friday and Saturday will be dry, with highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s. There is a still a chance for accumulating snow on Sunday, but it is way too early to talk totals. We will keep you updated.
It will be dry, but cold across central Indiana Tuesday night. We are forecasting low temperatures in the middle and upper teens.
Believe it or not, it is still snowing along the East Coast. Snow totals are in feet and there will still be some travel trouble over the next couple of days, as they dig out of the blizzard.
Locally, we are more than 14 inches below average for snow this season. In Indianapolis, there has only been 2.5″ of snow since December 1st. There are snow chances in the forecast.
It will be dry on Wednesday, with high temperatures in the lower and middle 30s. We are tracking a developing weather system that will arrive late Wednesday and linger into Thursday. We are a bit concerned as the rain starts to fall, it might be cold enough at the surface for some freezing rain late Wednesday night. Temperatures are forecast to climb into the upper 30s and lower 40s on Thursday. It will be an up and down day because colder air will wrap into the weather system, as it moves out of central Indiana Thursday night. The rain may again mix with a wintry mix or snow. We are not forecasting any accumulations.
That may change with a winter storm system on Sunday. Stay tuned for updates.
There is a fast moving weather system bringing light snow and light freezing rain to Indiana. By late Monday evening, there were reports of freezing rain across Illinois and NW Indiana. Flurries and light snow were reported in Indianapolis, Bloomington and other central Indiana locations. There is some concern the light snow may mix or change to light freezing rain overnight. Be prepared for slick roads through the Tuesday morning commute. We are not forecasting significant accumulations of snow, but a quick coating may make roads slick. Any freezing rain that falls will lead to icy roads through Tuesday morning. There is some sunshine in the Tuesday afternoon forecast, with highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry. We are tracking rain chances on Thursday. The rain may mix with a wintry mix, as it arrives early Thursday morning and may mix with snow before it ends Thursday night. We will keep you updated. There is another chance for snow on Sunday.
Closer to home, expect a mix of clouds and sun, with highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s on Tuesday.
A gradual warming trend into the upper 30s and lower 40s is on the way for the middle part of the week. Wednesday will be dry, with rain chances on Thursday. As colder air arrives Thursday night, the rain may briefly mix with some snow.
High temperatures fall back into the 30s for Friday and the weekend. There is another chance for snow on Sunday.
There will still be some lingering snow showers through about 1am Monday. Snow totals were in the range of 2-4 inches mainly north and northeast of Indianapolis. By late Sunday evening, temperatures had fallen into the lower 20s across the northern half of Indiana and that temperature drop will continue. With temperatures in the upper teens and lower 20, there will some slick roads through the Monday morning commute.
Monday will start with a mix of clouds and sun. The day will end with a few snow showers. The chance for scattered snow showers will linger into Tuesday. We are not forecasting any significant accumulations of snow early in the week, but a steady burst of snow will be enough to cover the ground. The big snow early this week will be across the northeastern part of the country. 2-3 feet of snow is possible across the NE and there will be major travel problems through mid-week. This is a winter storm you will hear a lot about over the next few days.
Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Highs climb back into the upper 30s and lower 40s mid-week. We are tracking a developing weather system for late Wednesday night and Thursday. Right now we are forecasting another wintry mess, with rain and snow possible. We will keep you updated.
The rain and snow will gradually change to all snow late Sunday evening. Little or no accumulations are expected from Indianapolis south. The highest totals of 2-4 inches are expected across the northern and northeastern sections of Indiana. Areas just north of Indianapolis may have an inch or 2 of snow.
Colder air arrives overnight, with temperatures falling into the upper teens and lower 20s. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s. There will be a few snow showers possible Monday evening through Tuesday. Any accumulations will be minor.
Wednesday will be dry, with a chance for rain changing to snow on Thursday. A few flurries will be possible early Friday, with a mix of clouds and sun Friday afternoon.
We have the weekend dry for now, but we will watch a couple of waves in the atmosphere and a large area of arctic air forecast for the NE part of the country. Speaking of the NE part of the country, a developing winter storm will bring the potential for 2-3 feet of snow and blizzard conditions. This will have an impact from Washington DC, New York City, Philadelphia and Boston. Here is a look with FutureTrak13.