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Feb
01

Sunday’s Changing Snow Forecast

Posted By · February 1, 2015 at 6:01 am

We’ve been honest about this winter weather system from the start.  It’s been a tricky forecast with the possibility of the heaviest snow bands moving to the north.  That’s what’s happening.

The Winter Storm Warning (pink) is in effect through 7am Monday morning, and the Winter Weather Advisory (light purple) is in effect until 7am Monday as well.

sunday warning

One of the scenarios that we’ve been talking about is that warmer air could move north reducing snow totals in some of our area, and that’s exactly what’s happening.

sunday totals

The heaviest snow is expected from a Lafayette, Tipton, Muncie north line where 8-12″ of snow will be possible.  Areas like Noblesville and Crawfordsville and New Castle could pick up 3-6″ of snow.  Greencastle, Martinsville, Shelbyville and Richmond could see 1-3″ of snow.  This is still something we are watching throughout the day and we will keep you posted.

This is how this system is playing out on Futuretrak13 this afternoon as highs reach the low to mid 30s.

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Much colder air will be moving in tonight into Monday, so icy spots will be possible regardless of your amount of snow as freezing is expected, and the 7 day forecast remains chilly.  Snow/blowing snow in North Central Indiana will be a concern tonight and tomorrow.

sunday 7 day forecast

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Jan
26

Light Snow Chances this Week

Posted By · January 26, 2015 at 4:44 am

Colder air has settled in and we are running more than 10 degrees cooler than this time yesterday morning.  The overnight snow has moved out, a quick coating of snow has made some roads slick. Today we’ll warm up to a high of 30 with a chance for more snow tonight. 

monday today

At this point just a covering of snow is possible, and with temps falling into the teens tonight, expect a few slick spots for your Tuesday morning commute. 

monday futuretrak

We could see a few flurries stick around tomorrow as highs only reach the freezing mark, but while we are looking flurries the east coast is dealing with a dangerous weather system.

monday tuesday

A developing winter storm will bring the potential for 2-3 feet of snow and blizzard conditions for the northeast tonight through Wednesday.  This will have an impact from Washington DC to NYC, Philadelphia and Boston.

monday ne

Nothing like that in your 7 day forecast.  We’ll see another chance for light snow Wednesday night into Thursday, but as temps warm that will turn to rain on Thursday.  This weekend we could see a wintry mix… we’ll keep you posted as we continue to track the weekend outlook.

monday 7 day

 

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Jan
12

Temperatures Drop & Slick Conditions Will Remain Likely

Posted By · January 12, 2015 at 10:24 am

The bulk of the rain, snow, and freezing rain has pushed out of Central Indiana, now we focus on roads and sidewalks to re-freeze, and a warm up just in time for the weekend!

The Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1pm this afternoon.

monday winter weather

Temperatures will continue to fall into the mid 20s by this afternoon with a north breeze up to 20mph.

monday today

Wind chills will feel more like the teens in many locations.  Any water on roadways or sidewalks will re-freeze, and this especially becomes the case as we go into tonight.

Just a few totals of freezing rain from this system are .30″ in Anderson, .25″ in New Castle, .25″ of ice in Tipton, and .20″ in Lafayette.  As the air cooled light snow covered these locations this morning too.

Tonight we fall into the single digits across most of Central Indiana.  This will be a frigid and icy, slick start Tuesday morning.  Subzero wind chills are likely, and we stay frigid for the next couple of days.

monday tonight

A warm up is right around the corner, check out the weekend in the 7 day forecast.  A beautiful weekend is ahead!

monday 7 day

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Jan
09

Breezy & Falling Temperatures

Posted By · January 9, 2015 at 4:12 am

Strong winds and blowing snow will be likely today as temps drop into the single digits by this afternoon.  Winds out of the West up to 35mph will create wind chills of -10 to -25. 

friday forecast

We’ve had some snow showers overnight, so slick conditions will be possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for our northern counties until 12pm (purple), a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 7am Saturday for most of Central Indiana too (light blue).

friday wind chill

Skies clear tonight, and that means another cold night of subzero temps.  We’re forecasting an overnight low of -5 with wind chills of -15 to -25.

Saturday will still be breezy, but a Southwest breeze up to 10mph will help temps reach the mid teens.  Wind chill values will still be from – 5 to -15 until at least the middle of the day.

Sunday is warmer with highs in the mid 20s, however, a wintry mix will likely develop late in the day.  At this point freezing rain, sleet, and snow is all possible, and that will continue into Monday.  We’re tracking the changes with this as new information comes in, and we’ll keep you posted with any and all forecast updates.

friday 7 day forecast

 

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Jan
06

Brutal Cold Coming

Posted By · January 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

The snow is gone… and now it’s time to prepare for the second part of our weather story… the extreme cold.  Wind chills tomorrow will be dangerous, feeling like -20 to -20 through Thursday morning.

wind chill warning

These are the top snow totals, we picked up 2.1″ at NWS Indy.  Remember when we said there would be a sharp cut off for snow totals?  Shovel NOW!  Anything left will turn to ice, plus blowing and drifting snow is likely.

tuesday storm totals

tuesday cut off

In the 7 day forecast there are chances for flurries this week, and we don’t “warm” into the 20s until Sunday.

tuesday 7 day

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Dec
25

Warmth & Sunshine Back in the Friday Forecast

Posted By · December 25, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Happy Christmas!  As we’ve gone later into the day, the cloud cover has begun to break.

christmas morse

The clouds will continue to break as we go into tonight.

christmas tonight

Temps will fall into the low 30s by Friday morning, and we should have mostly sunny skies when the sun pops up.

christmas lows

Temps will be above average Friday, with highs in the upper 40s.  Our normal high is 36.  Enjoy the warmth while it’s here, there are big changes next week in the 7 day.

christmas friday

Rain will likely move in late Friday night and stick around off and on Saturday.

christmas saturday

As of right now, an early mix of rain/snow is possible Sunday morning.  The rest of the day should be dry.

In the 7 day forecast below average highs move in as we end 2014 and ring in 2015.

christmas 7 day

 

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Dec
24

Snow Chances Fading Christmas Eve

Posted By · December 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Our chances for accumulating Christmas Eve snow are fading tonight as the moisture moves out faster than the cold air moves in.  Still, some snow flakes are expected to mix in with rain drops, and in some spots, we could see some snow accumulation on grassy spots.

eve eve

My big concern is wind gusts out of the west up to 35mph, and with temps falling near freezing after midnight, a few slick spots developing, especially for Christmas morning.

FutureTrak13 shows rain still on the radar at 6pm.

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And by 10:30pm snowflakes.

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Christmas Day we could start out with a few flurries, but the clouds are expected to break, and that will give us sunshine and a high in the mid 30s.

eve xmas day

The 7 day forecast is active.  Our next chance of rain moves in late Friday and Saturday.  Then, we are looking at a chance of a wintry mix Sunday, and maybe even snow early next week.  Check back with us, we’ll continue to watch and time out what to expect.

eve 7 day

 

 

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Dec
22

Monday Rain Update

Posted By · December 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Scattered showers are moving into Central Indiana as temps warm into the 40s this afternoon, and continue to rise as we go into tonight.

FutureTrak13 shows rain will be widespread by 7:30 this evening.

monday futuretrak13 730

As we go into tonight, temps will be on the rise and we stay in the mid 40s overnight with scattered showers.

As of right now, Tuesday doesn’t look like a washout.  Spotty showers will be likely in the morning, with a chance during the day.  Rain becomes more likely late Tuesday night and will last through Christmas Eve.  Rain totals by Wednesday night reach about up to 1 to 2″.  Around 5pm Christmas Eve rain turns to snow, and a quick light accumulation of snow around an inch or two is possible.  We will be watching the latest, and that is subject to change as we continue to analyze new information.

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We remain in an active pattern in the 7 day forecast with more snow chances for the weekend.

monday 7 day

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