The latest weather system brought several inches of new snow to the southern third of Indiana late Wednesday. Snow will end overnight, but watch for slick and snow covered roads especially south of Indianapolis through Thursday morning. There might even be a few slick roads across the rest of the area due to refreezing.
It will be colder overnight, with lows near 10. Temperatures won’t move much on Thursday, with morning clouds and some afternoon sun. Forecast highs are in the upper teens and lower 20s.
Near record cold is forecast for Friday morning, with lows near 0. The record is -1 in 1978. Highs on Friday will be near 30 degrees, with mostly sunny skies.
The weather pattern will be dry for the end of the week and the weekend. Forecast highs are near 40 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Remember Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday. This means your turn your clocks forward 1 hour when you go to bed Saturday night. It is also a great idea to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
A big warm-up is in the forecast for early next week. We have 40s for Monday, lower 50s on Tuesday and upper 50s on Wednesday. Finally there is a taste of Spring in the forecast.
The weather pattern remains active through Wednesday. The weather concern for Wednesday will go back to winter and more snow. This next round of snow will mainly impact the southern half of the state during the day Wednesday. An early estimate for snowfall potential is 1-2 inches along I-70 and 2-4 inches south. We also think there will be an area of 4″+ near Bedford and Seymour. As with any winter system, there will be changes to the timing and the totals. Stay tuned for updates.
The pattern quiets down later in the week, with a sunny and cold day on Thursday. Highs will only be in the teens on Thursday, after starting the day in the single digits. Lows will be near record cold levels on Thursday and Friday mornings. Temperatures trend up going into the weekend, with highs near 40 on Saturday and Sunday.
There is a mid-day break from the snow from Indianapolis south. This is a good time to shovel. Most of us have to shovel 5-8 inches of snow from this latest winter storm.
The winter storm warning and advisory remain in effect until 7pm. This means we aren’t completely done with the snow. The snow continues to fall north of Indianapolis early Sunday afternoon and the back edge of the winter storm will bring another inch or so of snow to all of central Indiana this afternoon and evening. The snow will be done by late evening. Here is a look at the timing for the snow to end.
The weather pattern remains active with another weather system forecast for Tuesday. Right now it looks like rain and a flooding threat. We will keep you updated.
Here are a few new snow totals. 7.5″ at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis, 7.1″ in Fishers, 8″ in Frankfort, 6.3″ in West Lafayette, 6.5″ in Avon, 5″ in Shelbyville and 8″ in Ellettsville.
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a winter storm that has already dumped 6 inches or more of snow across most of central Indiana. The steadiest snow will continue fall from Indianapolis north through early this afternoon. If you are waiting until the snow stops to shovel, it will still be a few hours especially across the northern half of Indiana. The winter storm warning and winter weather advisory remain in effect until 7pm. Here is updated timing with Futuretrak 13.
Here is a look at a few snow totals. Most reports are near 6 inches. Roads and still snow covered and hazardous. The snow will continue to fall through this afternoon. The I-70 corridor is under a winter storm warning is in effect until 7pm and it is a winter advisory north and south of the warning area.
Here is the latest timing for the snow and wintry mix on Sunday. The timing is similar from earlier analysis, but the rain/snow line is a little farther south. Remember where this stays all snow, snowfall potential is 4″+. We still the best chance for these higher totals will be north of Indianapolis. The rest of central Indiana will be in the range of 2-4 inches of snow.