Yikes! It is cold outside. Earlier this morning, many cities in our viewing area experienced the coldest morning of the season.
Take a look at these early morning lows…
Indy Airport -5
More sunshine is in the forecast, but it stays cold with highs in the teens. The average high is nearing 40 degrees. We will not get above average over the next 7 days, but the overall pattern won’t be as cold toward the end of the week. Highs reach the upper 20s and lower 30s starting Thursday.
Look for snow chances late Thursday, Friday and part of the day Saturday. Still, rain, not snow is likely Monday with a high of 40.
How we rank with winters the past 30 years for sub zero temperatures.
1983-84 15 sub zero days for the SEASON.
1985- 13 sub zero days for the year
2014 12 sub zero days for the year
Light snow punched into the area this morning. Amounts ranged from a coating to 1/2 inch in parts of Hendricks County. Temperatures continue to drop during the morning rush hour.
There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Thursday and Friday. Highs today will only be near 12 degrees. The low tonight will drop to -6. Highs will be stuck in the teens on Friday.
We are tracking another chance for snow this weekend. The early analysis has 1-2 inches possible Saturday and Saturday night. Right now there is no sign of a pattern change, so we are stuck in the deep freeze into next week
How does Indy compare with snow this season to other Midwest cities?
Here’s a look…
Ft. Wayne 53.3”
Hang in there, only 42 days until Spring!
Good morning! Can you tell the difference? It is a bit warmer today with highs in the low 20s. Still cold this morning though with a Wind Chill Advisory until noon and single digits for the morning rush hour. We have a chance for light snow Thursday and Friday night and a wintry mix with a high near 40 degrees Saturday. It is slowly improving!
Lots of cancellations and flight delays to Atlanta and Charleston due to a big winter storm that is now weakening.
This day in 2008 an F1 tornado struck the town of Speedway while a 100 mile per hour wind gust was recorded in Avon. Proof that anything can happen in January any time of the year!
THE WTHR FORECAST
TODAY: Sunny and dry
South wind 10-15 mph
TONIGHT: Clear and not as cold
Southwest wind 5-10
TOMORROW Sun and clouds with a chance for light snow in the evening
THE EXTENDED FORECAST
FRIDAY: Sun, clouds, snow late 30
SATURDAY Rain, sleet and snow 39
SUNDAY: Clouds and sun, colder 26
Good afternoon everyone! Have you been outside much today? If you have then you realize that temperatures have warmed up a little during the morning.
Monday, we dropped today down to -15 degrees below zero and at 8 this morning, -14 below zero. It has warmed up a lot since then but still, when you factor in the cold wind, it is still cool and the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning until 7 pm.
The polar vortex is the main culprit for our cold weather. It is always present but a piece of it dropped south and brought us the Arctic Outbreak. Look for a high of 20 tomorrow and 40 by Saturday with a chance for rain.
Thought you might like to read this explainer from the National Weather Service in New York City. It explains the vortex nicely.
Wow, what a morning. At 7:30 am Indianapolis dropped to -13, the coldest temperature in the city since January fo 2009 when we dropped to -16. The cold air stays with us as do the brutal wind chills. Look for a Wind Chill Warning to remain in place until 7pm tomorrow night.
The main threats today…frostbite, blowing and drifting snow and downed power lines.
Here is your forecast.
WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST TUESDAY
TODAY: Sunny, windy and bitter cold, temps slowly fall into the early afternoon, wind chills -25 to -47
West northwest wind 20-45
TEMPERATURES SLOWLY FALL
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with flurries, bitter cold
West wind 10-20 mph
TOMORROW Sunny and cold
THE EXTENDED FORECAST
WEDNESDAY: Sun ,clouds, cold, chance snow 24
THURSDAY: Periods of snow 32
FRIDAY: Wintry mix 36
Do you remember what we were dealing with one year ago today?
Let me refresh your memory, blizzard warnings, heavy snow with more than a half foot falling and difficult driving conditions.
Things have improved.
A crisp and cold morning in Central Indiana as some of you are headed back to work and others will be on the road. We are looking at a mainly quite pattern the next few days.
Today, sunny and cooler than average with a high of 34 degrees.
We warm up as we head into the weekend with highs in the 40s by Saturday! Snow returns to the forecast Sunday with a chance for snow really cold air in here next week. Highs will only be in the Upper teens to low 20s Monday-Wednesday.
Ask any weather person and they will tell you…Saturday snows are usually fun snows. Traffic isn’t that heavy, kids are home from school enjoying the white stuff and we don’t have rush hour backups.
Our snow begins tonight, in the Metro around 7 pm and continues all night and into tomorrow. The snow totals look to be about 3-5″ and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from tonight until Noon Saturday.
Here is your forecast, have a great weekend and stay safe!
TODAY: Partly to Mostly Cloudy
South wind 5-10
TONIGHT: Snow begins, cloudy and cold
West wind 5-10
TOMORROW Snow, total accumulation 3 to 5 inches
THE EXTENDED FORECAST
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and cold 22
MONDAY: Partly sunny and warmer 32
TUESDAY: Partly sunny and DRY 32
Good morning! The snow is gone, but the cold is here. As of 8am we had single digit wind chills in Indy and sub zero in Kokomo.
Really good forecast….our weather team said snow likely with most accumulation south of I 70 and that is what happened!
Lots of slick roads this morning and several districts CLOSED today. Brown County was closed Friday, Monday and again today for instance.
Here are the snow totals as of 7 am….
N. VERNON 2”
NEW CASTLE 0.5”
INDY AIRPORT 0.4”
Sean Ash will have an update of a cold blast of air Thursday and the potential for some more weekend snow today at noon on WTHR.