The winter storm that we have been tracking for the last several days is starting to organize to our west. The roads will be dry through early this evening, but exect tricky travel anytime after 11pm. There are still questions about the track, available mositure and potential warm air with this winter storm, so there will be updates to amounts and precipitation type as we get new information. A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana from 7pm tonight through 7am Monday. It is a winter weather advisory for our northern viewing (north of Muncie and Crawfordsville).
Now the snow will start to fall in Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City first. That will happen around 7 or 8 tonight. That steady snow will fall through mid-day Sunday, with 3-6 inches of snow expected. A wintry mix of sleet and snow will start to fall across the rest of central Indiana closer to 11pm or midnight. We expect that wintry mess to linger through early Sunday. Across our far southern viewing area (Bedford, North Vernon and Seymour) there will be some freezing rain to that may lead to ice accumulations early Sunday. There will be a transistion to all snow from north to south on Sunday. Where it stays all snow, we are expecting 5-8 inches. Locally higher amounts can’t be ruled out. For Bloomington and Columbus south, we have 3-6 inches of snow due to the potential of more sleet and freezing rain. If there is more snow, we may adjust your totals up. So stay tuned for udpates. Here is a look at the timing with FutureTrak 13 from 7pm to 7am. I will post additional images later this evening.
A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana from 7pm tonight through 7am Monday. It is a winter weather advisory for Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, Hartford City and cities north. Light snow will start to fall north of Indianapolis around 7pm. The steadier snow, sleet and freezing rain will develop around 11pm.
We continue to track a complex developing winter storm. There is still enough moisture for 5-8 inches of snow for central Indiana. A few locally higher totals are possible. There are still several factors in question with this storm: track, warmer air above the surface and dry air north. There will still be some adjustments to the snowfall potential map, as we get more information but here is the latest.
3-6 inches of snow are possible in the advisory area including Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, Peru and Hartford City. This is a bit lower, due to the potential of dry air wrapping into the system on the north side. We have 5-8 inches of snow for most of central Indiana including Indianapolis north to Tipton, Anderson and Muncie and south to Martinsville, Shelbyville and Rushville. There might be some sleet or freezing rain mixing with the snow especially later tonight and early Sunday. The southern part of our area is very tricky, due to the potential for more sleet and freezing rain mixing with the snow. We have totals in the range of 3-6 inches for Bloomington, Columbus, Bedford and Seymour. These totals will go higher if there is less ice and lower if there is more. Please stay tuned for updates. Be prepared for tricky travel late tonight through Monday morning. If you are on the go, take us with you… wthr.com or the SkyTrak13 Weather App for your phone.
***Winter Storm Watch***
A winter storm watch has been issued for central Indiana from late Saturday through early Monday. This is a watch because the storm is more than 24 hours away. This watch will be upgraded to a warning, as the storm gets closer.
Your Friday night will be dry, with increasing clouds and temperatures in the 20s. There is a chance for a light snow or light wintry mix late Friday night and early Saturday. Any accumulations will be less than an inch. The daylight hours on Saturday will be dry, with a mix of clouds and sun. Highs will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
We are tracking a complex winter storm for the end of the weekend. That storm will arrive late Saturday night. Snow and sleet will develop Saturday night and last through Sunday morning. There could be a brief break from the wintry mix before heavy snow begins to fall Sunday afternoon. The snow will fall until Monday morning, with 6-10 inches of snow possible for much of central Indiana. Where there is more of a mix, the snow totals will be lower. We are tracking this storm closely and there will be updates to snow and ice potential this weekend, so stay tuned.
If you are on the go and away from you TV, remember wthr.com and the SkyTrak13 Weather app for you phone. You can track the storm along with us.
Despite the sunshine today, highs only reach the upper teens and lower 20s. These numbers are 20+ degrees too cold for the end of February.
It will be a clear and cold night across central Indiana, with lows in the range of 0 to 5 degrees. Friday will start with sunshine. Highs are forecast in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Clouds arrive late in the day and there is a chance for light snow/light wintry mix Friday night and early Saturday. The rest of Saturday will be dry, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. It gets complicated Saturday night.
We’re still tracking a potential Winter Storm this weekend. A prolonged precipitation event is in the forecast from Saturday night through early Monday, but storm track and precipitation types are still uncertain. We do know where there is all snow, 6″ + are possible. We do think the snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain especially south of Indianapolis. The snow totals will be lower, where there is a mix. Travel will be impacted from Saturday night through Monday. The best advice to is be prepared for winter weather this weekend and check back for updates.
We will have updates, as we get the latest information. Expect changes to the totals and the timing.
Another arctic front will move through central Indiana early Thursday morning. This will happen between 2am and 8am. The front will trigger a few snow showers and gusty winds. We are only expecting a dusting of snow, but where the snow sticks there will be a few slick roads for the Thursday morning commute. We stay in the deep freeze behind the front, with morning temperatures in the single digits and highs only in the teesn.
Thursday afternoon and most of Friday will be dry. There is the chance for light snow or a light wintry mix Friday night through early Saturday. The bigger potential winter storm with ice and snow accumulations arrives late Saturday night and will last through early Monday morning. There are still lots of questions with this winter storm. We are analyzing the possible track and possible ice and snow accumulations for central Indiana. We will know more as this system gets a little closer, so stay tuned for updates.
A series of arctic fronts will keep central Indiana in the deep freeze. The first is moving through central Indiana late Tuesday evening. There are a few snow showers along this front. The steadiest will fall from Indianapolis south. Another dusting up to an inch is possible. Watch for a few slick roads, mainly south of Indianapolis. We will feel the impact of this arctic front, with temperatures near zero Wednesday morning. Wind chills will be in the range of -5 to -15. A wind chill advisory is in effect across the northern half of Indiana from late tonight through early Wednesday. This includes: Fishers, Carmel, Kokomo, Lafayette, Muncie, Anderson, Marion and Hartford City, for wind chills near -20.
The average high is near 45 degrees, but we will be nearly 30 degrees colder than that Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday will be a cold day, with highs 15 to 20 degrees. Highs on Thursday will struggle to near 10 degrees.
Another arctic front will reinforce the deep freeze and keep morning temperatures near zero and highs in teens and 20s through Friday.
There will be a chance for light snow later Friday and early Saturday, but most of our analysis is being done for a potential winter storm Sunday and Monday. The track will be the key to this storm and that is still the be big question. Be prepared for potential accumulating snow and ice. We will keep you updated.
An area of light snow continues to move toward central Indiana. The steadiest snow will fall from just after midnight through 7am. Up to an inch of snow is possible. This isn’t a lot of snow, but the timing is tricky. There will be a few slick roads early Tuesday. A mix of clouds and sun is in the Tuesday afternoon forecast, with highs near 30 degrees.
Arctic air is back in the forecast for the rest of the week. Lows will dip to near zero Wednesday morning, with highs only in the teens. The average high is near 45 degrees, but we will be about 20 colder than that through the weekend. Lows stay in the single digits for Thursday and Friday too. We will also be monitoring the development of a potential winter storm for Sunday and Monday. This is still 5-6 days away, but know that we are tracking it closely and will keep you updated.
The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking an unseasonably cold stretch of weather. Looking long range, this cold pattern is forecast for the next 2 weeks.
There will be some light snow Monday night and early Tuesday. A dusting to an inch is possible and a few roads might be slick through the Tuesday morning commute.
We will start Tuesday will temperatures in the range of 15-20 degrees. Highs will be near 30. The average high is now near 45 degrees. We will be colder than that for the rest of the week and the weekend.
Tuesday afternoon through early Friday are forecast to be dry. The coldest morning will be Wednesday, with lows near 0. Lows are forecast in the single digits on Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the teens on Wednesday and in the 20s through the weekend.
We are tracking a potentially bigger storm system for Sunday and Monday. We will keep you updated.