Wintry Start Today

It could have been worse! In the Metro temperatures have been hovering just a bit above freezing. Scattered snow showers and gusty winds will continue this morning during the rush hour.  Any additional accumulations would come with a steady burst of snow and may amount to a quick inch.  With temperatures at or slightly above freezing most of that will melt.  Watch for a few slick roads especially north and northwest of Indianapolis.

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Remember our northwestern viewing area was hard hit with heavy snow earlier today. We already have a number of school closings north of Indy today. We had some heavy snow in Lafayette, Delphi, Monticello and Logansport with 5-7 inches of snow.  There will be slow travel across NW Indiana during the morning.

The snow ends Thursday afternoon.  Friday will be cool and dry.  The weekend will be warmer, with 50s on Saturday and 60s on Sunday.

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Rain, Snow & Blizzard Warnings

Rain and snow moving around Indiana this morning. So far, Metro Indy has seen pockets of rain, at times heavy. We have seen, northwest of Indianapolis ,rain changing to snow at times.  Where we have the change to snow first is where we will have the highest snow totals.  Right now we are forecasting a thin band of 6″+ from near Lafayette to Peru and NW.  This band of heavy snowfall potential may shift NW or SE.  We will be making changing to the snowfall potential numbers, as we get new information. Northwest Indiana is under a Blizzard Warning for near white out conditions.  There is a Winter Weather Advisory for the Metro area and a Winter Storm Warning for areas from Rockville to Lafayette to Logansport.

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The change to snow for most of central Indiana will happen late Wednesday afternoon and evening.  A couple of inches of wet snow are possible along I-70.  The lowest totals or no snow at all is in the forecast for areas south and east of Indianapolis. Snow ends tomorrow with beautiful weather in here for the weekend.

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Blog Update: Winter Storm Watch

 

It’s a beautiful day in Indiana and for the most part, it will stay that way all day long until rain starts to come into the picture. There will be a mix of sun and clouds today, with highs in the lower 50s. The average high is the low 40s. The latest timeline has the rain arriving early tomorrow and lasting most of the day. We’re looking for the potential of 1-2 inches in the Metro, but…heavy snow, 5 inches plus is possible in the Lafayette area so a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect.

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Wind gusts will near 50 mph on Wednesday. There will be colder air and heavy snow potential on the NW side of this system. It is still in question where this band of heavy snow develops, so we will watch it closely. An early analysis of this system has the heavy snowfall potential across northern and western Indiana. Lesser amounts of snow will be with us in the Metro area but we are looking for snow for the morning rush hour Thursday. There is a sign of another warm-up for next weekend. We have highs in the 40s for Saturday and 50s for Sunday.

From Sun To Snow

It’s a beautiful day in Indiana and for the most part, it will stay that way all day long until rain starts to come into the picture.  There will be a mix of sun and clouds today, with highs in the lower 50s.  The average high is the low 40s.

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The latest timeline has the rain arriving early tomorrow and lasting most of the day.  We’re looking for the potential of 1-2 inches.  Wind gusts will near 50 mph on Wednesday.  There will be colder air and heavy snow potential on the NW side of this system.  It is still in question where this band of heavy snow develops, so we will watch it closely.  An early analysis of this system has the heavy snowfall potential across northern and western Indiana.  Lesser amounts of snow will be with us in the Metro area but we are looking for snow for the morning rush hour Thursday.

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There is a sign of another warm-up for next weekend.  We have highs in the 40s for Saturday and 50s for Sunday.

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Mild Monday

Any Monday in February without rain or snow is good, so today will be a good day. The drive to work will be dry and weather problem free. The sky won’t be as bright but there should be some intervals of sun with cloud cover.  Look for a high around 48 later today.

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Our main focus centers around what should be a powerful storm system impacting the Ohio Valley/Great Lakes Wednesday into Thursday. Right now it looks like we will see rain most of the day and it will change over to light snow late in the afternoon or early evening.

We are also looking, during the day Wednesday for high wind and a period of heavy rain. We will watch the storm track very carefully the next few days.

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Wild And Windy

Hang on to your hat. The wind advisory for Indiana in place from 7 am until 7 pm today. High temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s, but winds will gust 45-50 mph. Much of the Midwest will feel the gusty winds and some flight delays could be part of today’s news. It will be a pretty day with lots of sun during the afternoon.

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The weekend will start sunny and warm, with highs in the middle 60s. There is a chance for a few showers mainly early on Sunday. With more clouds and that chance for a few showers, it won’t be as warm. Highs will be in the 50s to end the weekend. Cooler air is back for next week, with highs in the 40s Monday through Thursday.

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Hang In There!

Hang in there, things will slowly get better day by day. Some scattered areas of fog will be around this morning, but will not be a problem after 10 am. We’ll also see the sun break out later today  There will be more clouds than sunshine today, with highs in the range of 35-40 degrees.

Morning fog will give way to some sunshine on Thursday, with highs in the mid 40s. It will be the start of a major warmup that takes us into a fantastic weekend. Highs near 60 degrees are forecast for Friday through Sunday. We will also see a rather dry pattern with temperatures above normal until Tuesday of next week. At that time, the winter pattern comes back to Indiana. Early computer guidance suggests we will see a big temperature drop from the middle to latter part of next week.

 

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Foggy Start Today

We have fog all over the area this morning and it could stick around most of the morning in spots. In some places, visibility will be under one half mile.Additional areas of freezing fog and drizzle linger around the next several mornings.  The overcast also hangs strong for much of the week.  Expect daily lows in the 20s and afternoon highs in the mid to upper 30s.

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 We’re looking at a big, welcome,  warm up to arrive late week.  Strong southwesterly winds  push up 50s and 60s into Central Indiana on Friday.  It will be windy, with gusts in excess of 25-30mph. Look for a chance for spotty showers.The great weather continues over the weekend with highs in mid-50s and mainly dry conditions. 

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Arctic Air At The Bus Stop

Arctic air and snow showers around today. By early morning, wind chills had dropped to below zero and the day ahead will stay real cold and well below average. Our high will not break out of the teens today in Indiana.

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Morning snow showers will exit and there will be some sun on this afternoon. Low temperatures fall into the single digits tonight into Thursday morning.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with highs in the 20s. Look for temperatures in the teens for the Pacers game tonight against Charlotte.

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We are tracking another round of light snow for Friday.  Early computer guidance looks like an inch of snow will be common.  More arctic arrives for the weekend.  This will mean lows in the single digits and highs in the teens on Saturday.  There is another chance for snow to end the weekend Sunday night into Monday.  Our weather pattern remains active and cold for the next 7 days.

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Warmer Weekend, Then…

So long to the chill, at least for a few days. Afternoons are going to be fantastic as we head into the weekend.

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Sunshine will be with us all day today, with highs in the range of 40-45 degrees.  Highs will reach the middle and upper 40s on Saturday and near 50 degrees on Sunday.  This warm-up will end abruptly, as the weekend ends.

Arctic air arrives early next week, along with several chances for snow.  Highs fall back into the 20s, with lows in the teens Tuesday and Wednesday.  Snow chances arrive Monday and last through Wednesday.

We think there will be a couple of waves of steadier snow, with accumulations possible.  Stay tuned for updates.

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