The SkyTrak13 weather team is tracking a significant winter storm this weekend with heavy snow, sleet and ice all possible for Central Indiana.
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As of right now snow showers will start after 8pm Saturday night and continue through Monday morning. Along and north of I-70 6″ – 10″ of snow will be likely. That’s if the precip stays almost all snow. The line between ice/sleet and snow is something we will continue to analyze. South of I-70 up to 6″ of snow is possible with sleet and up to .25″ of ice possible. Temperature will be key and if more freezing rain/sleet mixes in snow totals will be lowered, if it’s all snow, they may have to be bumped up.
The snow will continue into Monday morning. Travel is expected to become very difficult Sunday, and continuing Monday morning.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of Central Indiana for Saturday night through Monday morning.
Before that system gets here we’ll enjoy a mix of sun and clouds today with highs in the low 30s.
Up to 1″ of snow is possible tonight, but not everyone will get snow as temps fall to the upper 20s.
Saturday mostly cloudy skies with temps in the upper 30s before the storm moves in. Check in with us often for any and all changes to the forecast.
We’re not getting a break from the cold temps. Today’s high will only top out in the teens, about 30 degrees below “normal” for this time of year.
Winds will gust out of the northwest up to 30mph making temps in the teens feel like subzero readings.
These temps are well below our normal low of 27 and high of 45 this time of year.
Skies will remain clear tonight allowing temps to fall to 2 degrees. Wind chills will range from -10 to 0.
Friday clouds will be on the increase with highs in the upper 20s. Friday night into Saturday morning up to 1″ of snow is possible.
Saturday night into Sunday our next winter storm develops. It’s still early to determine snow totals, but as of right now along and north of I-70 will more likely see heavier snow totals. Temps are trending colder, so that would mean mostly snow for the majority of Central Indiana. We will keep you posted, for now, here’s how the winter storm looks to play out. We’re still monitoring the track of this system, and of course we update you with the latest.
More cold in the 7 day, our winter pattern isn’t over yet.
Light snow showers could produce up to an inch of snow this morning but some spots will only see flurries. Temps are well below freezing, so slick spots are possible.
Highs will eventually top out around 30 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.
Tonight temps drop to 0, but it will feel more like -15 thanks to the wind chill.
Wednesday will be cold and sunny. Highs will reach the teens, however with the wind it will feel like the single digits.
We start to “warm” up into the 20s Thursday, but another chance of light snow will be possible late Friday.
The SkyTrak13 team is closely watching Sunday into Monday. As of right now, accumulating snow is possible, as a winter storm is eyeing Central Indiana. Of course the track could change, and impact snow totals, and what type of precip we will see. We’ll keep you posted.
So much for our taste of Spring, the Winter chill is back in a big way this week with snow chances too.
Highs will reach the upper 20s to low 30s today with mostly sunny skies.
Less than an inch of snow is possible tonight into tomorrow morning as temps fall into the teens. The snow could make the morning commute slick, especially north of I-70.
The normal high this time of year is in the low to mid 40s, we’ll be below that each and every day this week.
Cold arctic air returns for the majority of the week with the potential for accumulating snow Sunday.
A few flurries are possible through midday as highs eventually top out in the low 40s today.
Wind gusts up to 50mph will be likely, that’s why all of Central Indiana is under a wind advisory until 7pm. Even though we’re drying out from last night’s storms, flooding remains a concern, especially along area rivers. Flood warnings will likely remain in effect through the beginning of the weekend.
Thursday Indianapolis hit 61 degrees, we won’t see warmth like that in the 7 day forecast. In fact, we cool down below normal, and more chances of snow enter the forecast. Saturday night into Sunday we may see a dusting, but that’s still to be determined.
Much colder temps take over the forecast next week. Highs struggle to reach the low 20s with overnight lows in the teens.
Central Indiana is still under a slight risk for severe storms as we head into late this afternoon and tonight. Damaging wind and flooding are our top concerns, however, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Highs will reach the upper 50s to around 60 today before a line of showers and storms sweeps through that will bring the potential for severe storms.
As of right now, the timing for severe weather will be 4pm to 10pm, however, as the line develops and races across the state, the storms will more than likely be fast moving.
1-2″ of rain is possible, as well as wind gusts in excess of 60mph+ in thunderstorms.
With the snow melting, and additional rain, flooding is possible. That’s why river flood warnings (bright green) and flood watches (dark green) have been issued.
After the storms pass tonight, temps drop into the upper 2os, and wind gusts up to 45mph settle in. A wind advisory will go into effect tonight at 7pm and expire at 7pm Friday.
Early Friday morning a few flurries are possible, and we say goodbye to mild temps as we head into the weekend, as colder air settles in.
Thunderstorms are likely across Central Indiana this morning, but it’s later this afternoon that some storms could be strong to severe.
Highs will reach the upper 50s today with strong to severe storms possible from 4pm to 9pm.
Damaging wind, an isolated tornado, and flooding are all threats. 1-2″ of rain is possible, so flooding is a big concern with the melting snow pack. Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for Central Indiana for the expected heavy rain.
A wind advisory will go into effect at 7pm, and will continue through Friday. Sustained winds at 30mph will be likely with gusts up to 45mph.
After today’s warmth and mild temps, we return to normal temps tomorrow with a high in the low 40s.
Winter weather returns Sunday with a chance of snow.
Temperatures will remain mild in the low to mid 40s with partly cloudy skies today, but by tomorrow we will start tracking the possibility of strong to severe storms.
Thursday highs will approach the 60 degree mark. Thursday afternoon and night strong to severe storms are possible. From 4pm to 10pm we could see damaging winds and flooding. One to two inches of rain is possible, and with the melting snow pack, we will be monitoring for flooding.
As the front passes Thursday night, colder air moves in, and a few snowflakes are possible.
Temps for the weekend cool into the 30s and another chance of snow will move in by next week.