The arctic air is somewhat easing, and now our attention is turned to accumulating snow in Central Indiana this weekend.
Highs will reach the low 20s today with mostly cloudy skies, there could be a few flurries or snow showers too.
Tonight winter storm warning and advisories go into place.
Our main chance for snow will ramp up tonight. After 10pm snow is expected to move in and last through Saturday afternoon. Here’s how the hour by hour forecast plays out through FutureTrak13.
It does appear that sleet / ice / rain could mix in, in our southern counties, if that happens, snow totals will be reduced there. We will be watching this very closely. This is our latest thinking of snow totals, again, this could change depending on the type of precip that falls.
The take away from this forecast is that travel Saturday will be messy. Expect slick roads, limited visibility and changing conditions if you are doing any long distance traveling.
In the 7 day forecast, another arctic blast is headed our way early next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Temperatures will continue to fall into the mid 20s by this afternoon with a north breeze up to 20mph.
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.
A warm up is right around the corner, check out the weekend in the 7 day forecast. A beautiful weekend is ahead!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
In the 7 day forecast there are chances for flurries this week, and we don’t “warm” into the 20s until Sunday.
Happy Christmas! As we’ve gone later into the day, the cloud cover has begun to break.
The clouds will continue to break as we go into tonight.
Temps will fall into the low 30s by Friday morning, and we should have mostly sunny skies when the sun pops up.
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.
Rain will likely move in late Friday night and stick around off and on 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.
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.
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.
And by 10:30pm snowflakes.
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.
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.