A winter storm warning remains in effect for much of central Indiana through midnight Saturday. There is already 2″ of snow on the ground in Brazil in western Indiana and 1″ in Elwood Madison county and in Carmel in Hamilton county. The roads are snow covered and snow continues to fall. The heaviest snow is falling just south of Indianapolis. There will be 2-4 inches of snow on the ground by sunrise near Indianapolis and surrounding cities. There will be lighter amounts north and heavier south. Snow totals are still forecast 4-7 inches near Indianapolis, 1-3 inches for Lafayette and Kokomo and 6-9 inches of snow south of Indianapolis. There might be a city or too with more. We will continue to keep you updated.
The wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain continues to change to snow. Roads are reported slick and becoming snow covered in Boone and Hamilton counties…just to name a couple. Snow will continue to fall and continue to accumulate. We are expecting a few inches on the ground early Friday am and a few more during the day. The lighter totals will be north and the higher totals will be south, with a good part of the heart of central Indiana in the range of 4-7 inches of snow.
The sleet and freezing rain is beginning to change to all snow southwest of Indianapolis. Be prepared for the roads to be slick and snow covered overnight and on Friday. We will continue to keep you updated. We are still expecting the highest totals south of Indianpolis and the lowest ( an inch or so) Lafayette to Kokomo and north.
A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight Saturday. The leading edge of the storm is here with sleet mixing with snow. We have reports of icy roads across Morgan county south to Bloomington and in Avon west of Indianapolis. With temperatures now below freezing, any road that looks wet may actually be slick. The sleet and snow mix will change to all snow overnight and Friday. We are expecting in the range of 4-7 inches total in Indianapolis and surrounding communities by the time the storm ends Friday evening. Totals will be lighter north, as we are expecting 1-3 inches for Lafayette and Kokomo. The highest snowfall potential is south of Indianapolis, in Bloomington, Columbus, Shelbyville and cities south. These totals will be 6-9 inches of snow. This storm is still developing and there will still be some changes, so stay tuned for updates. If you do have travel plans, remember it may take you longer. Take us along with you by downloading the WTHR weather app. You can track the snow with us on Live Doppler 13 Radar. This is an image from 7pm…for the latest please click the Live Doppler 13 radar image here at wthr.com
Low clouds, fog and drizzle will continue overnight, with nearly steady temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Scattered showers are in the Wednesday forecast, but it will be warm with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking a developing storm system scheduled to arrive Thursday night and last through Friday night. This is a complex storm system, because we are expecting rain, sleet and snow. This makes it difficult to forecast exact amounts of ice and snow this far out. Our early estimations are 1-2 inches of snow north of Indianapolis and 2-5 inches of sleet and snow from Indianapolis south. Remember this is still developing and we will continue to make adjustments to the timing, the type of precipitation and the amounts. What you do need to know is travel will be fine on Thursday, but it will be tricky on Friday. We are expecting rain Thursday evening to mix with sleet and freezing rain Thursday night and early Friday morning. This will change to all snow on Friday. Stay tuned for updates.
There will be another round of snow possible on Sunday and another on Monday. It is an active 7 day forecast and cold. By the weekend, lows will be near 10 degrees and highs only in the 20s. This arctic air is forecast to linger through early next week.
The fog is lifting a bit, but more fog, low clouds and drizzle are in the forecast for tonight. Temperatures are in the range of 45-50 degrees right now and temperatures will be nearly steady overnight. The steadiest rain and snow on Doppler 13 Radar right now is across the northern Great Lakes. The precipitation will be in the form of drizzle locally overnight, with a better chance for scattered showers on Wednesday. Wednesday will be warm too, with highs near 60 degrees.
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is analzying a difficult storm system for the end of the week. Right now we are forecasting the biggest impact from this system late Thursday night through Friday evening. After some rain on Wednesday, Thursday will start dry. Thursday will end with rain developing. As colder air begins to interact with this system, the rain will change to sleet and freezing rain from Indianapolis south. This will be enough for some ice accumulations. Even colder air will change the icy mess to all snow on Friday. Where it stays all snow, a couple of inches (at least) are possible. We will know more, as this system gets closer to us, so stay tuned for updates. Be prepared for tricky travel Friday morning and Friday night.
Light rain continues to fall across central Indiana. Live Doppler 13 Radar at 7:30pm shows the steadiest across the northern half of the state. The rain will end overnight and Tuesday will be cloudy, with a few sprinkles possible.
Tuesday will start in the 40s, but forecast highs are in the 50s. Wednesday will be even warmer and near 60 degrees. Scattered showers and a few thundershowers are possible on Wednesday. As colder air wraps into a developing storm system, rain will mix with snow and change to all snow Thursday night and Friday. This system is still developing and we will track it closely. It is too early to give an accurate snowfall prediction, but know accumulating snow is possible later this week and again on Sunday. We will continue to give you updates on timing, type of precipitation and how much over the next several days.
IU hosts Purdue in the big football game on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is at 3:30, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the lower and middle 40s in Bloomington. If you have other weekend plans, the weather pattern will be quiet and a bit more mild than where we started the holiday weekend. High temperatures will be in the 40s on Saturday and Sunday. Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Saturday, but cloudy skies on Sunday. There is a very slight chance for a few sprinkles or flurries Sunday night and early Monday. Right now the better chance for rain and snow will arrive Thursday and Friday. This is a still developing storm system, so stay tuned for updates on timing and type of precipitation.