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By 10pm Tuesday, temperatures were as low as 10 degrees in Bloomington with a wind chill of 2 degrees. Those areas that got a little snow late Monday and early Tuesday will be the coldest on Wednesday morning, with lows near 5 degrees. All of central Indiana will be in the range of 5-10 degrees, with wind chills 0 to -10 degrees. Be prepred for the cold Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. Thursday will actually be the coldest, as temperatures fall into the range of -5 to 5 degrees and wind chills will be even lower. Remember your pets need extra attention when it gets this cold. It is also a good idea to let faucets drip on exterior walls or open cabinet doors to keep the pipes warm.
Highs will be in the 20s on Wednesday, with a mix of sun and clouds. There is also a chance for a few snow showers. We are not expecting any accumulations. That may change by the weekend, as we track a stronger weather system with the potential for accumulating snow later Friday and Saturday. We will keep you updated.
It was nice to some sun today, but it didn’t help temperatures and with clear skies tonight the numbers will fall fast. Forecast lows are in the range 5-10 degrees. Wind chills will be below zero for a frigid start to Wednesday. There will be some snow showers across northern Indiana early on Wednesday. This weak weather system will bring a few snow showers or flurries our way during the day Wednesday. No accumulations are expected. Highs will be in the 20s on Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday morning will be the coldest, with lows -5 to 5 degrees. There will be more sunshine on Thursday, but highs will only be in the teens. Friday will start dry, but it will end with the chance for a wintry mix and snow. This is a still developing storm system and there will be changes to timing and how much snow and ice will fall across central Indiana. We will keep you updated.
Hate it or love it… there’s no denying the snow offers a picturesque backdrop in Central Indiana. Here are just two examples of our Winter Wonderland
As advertised, snow amounts were highest south of I-70… and as much as 3.2″ in Seymour. Most locations within the swath (in the WTHR viewing area) fell within 1″-2″.
The bright sky is very deceiving, with the origin of this air mass from the Arctic. Temps stay below freezing and wind chills are parked in the single digits this afternoon.
Overnight wind chills will go below zero and require the utmost respect if you must be outside.
The only “heat” in town will be that team from South Florida. If you’re heading to the game no snow to worry about. But it won’t be too pleasant walking into the Fieldhouse in the bitter air. A win be our Pacers will can cure that though!
Highs rebound into the upper 20s Wednesday. A reinforcing Arctic front moves through tomorrow, and combined with a clear sky, paves the way for our coldest night of the week. Lows will be near or below zero Thursday morning.
No big changes to our thinking that we’re in line for another accumulating snow this weekend. Computer models (this far out) are in fair alignment, and place Central Indiana in a favorable position for shovelable snow.
It’s too early to pinpoint exact amounts and location…. but models hint of over 4″ in parts of Central Indiana. Timing looks to be Friday night into Saturday, with wrap around snow showers and flurries flying Sunday within strong cold air advection.
The leading edge of light snow is moving into western Indiana late Monday evening. There will be some light snow overnight and there will be minor accumulations. Around Indianapolis, up to an inch of snow is possible. There will be slightly higher totals possible south, but still only 1-2 inches. North of Indianapolis, a dusting – an inch of snow is possible. This is a weak, fast moving weather system. Even a little bit of snow may cause some slick roads overnight and through the morning drive to work and school on Tuesday. Skies will start to clear Tuesday afternoon, but it will be cold with highs in the 20s. A few more flurries or snow showers are possible on Wednesday, but no accumulation is expected. We are expecting a push of arctic air mid-week. Temperatures by early Thursday will be in the single digits. We are tracking a developing weather system for the end of the week and the weekend. Right now this looks like another accumulating snow event and we will keep you upated.
There is a weak, fast moving weather system moving toward central Indiana now. It will be dry this evening, with snow chances arriving around 11pm. The light snow will fall overnight through early Tuesday morning. We are expecting around an inch of snow. It will be a dusting up to an iIt won’t be a lot, but it will be enough for some slick roads through the Tuesday morning commute.
There will be a few snow showers with only minor additional accumulations possible on Wednesday. There will be a stronger storm system arriving later Friday and Saturday. Right now, this one has the potential for more accumulating snow. The Skytrak 13 Weather Team will keep you updated. Be prepared for arctic air this week too. Lows will be in the range of 5-10 degrees Wednesday – Friday and highs are forecast only in the 20s.
Clouds break for some peeks of sun this afternoon, but temperatures remain cold in the 20s.
Though we are already eyeing our next snow-maker, it will not arrive until after the evening rush hour. However, the quick-hitting system shows up nicely on radar with an area of snow in the Central Plains. This upper disturbance will race across Central Indiana overnight and drop a comparatively (to last week) light accumulation.
Snow will be flying by midnight and increase in coverage along and south of the I-70 corridor. Notice the sharp cut-off in snow, and the north side of Indianapolis may very well be the dividing line.
Snow will taper to flurries by 8am, but the damage will be done prior to the morning commute.
Don’t get caught up in “amounts”, because make no mistake this will be light. But the timing (between 10pm Monday and 8am Tuesday) and temperatures (lows in the teens by 8am) spell trouble… as any snow will create an icy glaze where it does fall. NOT SET IN STONE, but the early is for a dusting to 1″ for Indianapolis, and the best “chance” of an inch to two inches will be just south of I-70. This includes Shelbyville, Columbus, Bloomington, Martinsville, Greensburg, Rushville and Connersville to name a few.
But remember that even a dusting can make the roads slick as temps settle into the lower teens.
School delays are possible, and wind chills near zero for those that must be at the bus stop.
This is one of a few Arctic fronts to impact the Ohio Valley between now and Thursday morning. Each will reinforce the already unseasonably cold air in place.
A bigger system is lurking for this weekend, and early indications suggest a robust moisture field to play with. Obviously this far out there is much uncertainty… but snow accumulation is possible Saturday and models (for now) hint at heavy snow potential. Stay tuned for updates this week – Sean Ash
Wow! What a morning in Central Indiana today. We have had more than 100 school delays or closings, due primarily to slick roads. Highs will stay below freezing so be careful when driving or walking on slick spots.
Tonight, expect a little snow…1 to 2 inches is possible thru much of the area with the heavier amounts falling south. Look for the snow to fall after 11 pm in Indy and end during the Tuesday morning rush hour.
The week ahead looks mainly cool, with Thursday’s high only 22 degrees. Another round of light snow could come in Friday night and Saturday.
In case you are wondering, check out these Indianapolis snow statistics.
Since December 1st. 4.7″
Average snow 1.1″
Above averge by 3.6 inches so far this mornth!
Have a great day,
A Winter Weather Advisory continues until 7am as a result of freezing drizzle and freezing fog. Icy roads are all across Central Indiana and numerous accidents have been reported.
The icy glaze above took less than five minutes to occur Sunday evening outside the WTHR studios downtown. Untreated and/or elevated surfaces and roads are icy, and likely will stay that well into Monday morning.
Unfortunately temperatures will not budge much under thick overcast Monday, and highs again will be in the mid/upper 20s.
Latest data continues to put snow in play late Monday night/pre-dawn Tuesday morning along/south of I-70.
NOT SET IN STONE due to uncertainty in the track, but “potential” within the zone of snow for 1″ to 2″ accumulation. Too early to say where that will be, but understand that the Tuesday morning commute could slick for some… but learning toward the southern third of the state.
Single digit lows are likely both Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Highs Thursday will struggle to climb above 20 degrees! Confidence is high on precipitation next weekend, but whether it’s snow or a rain/snow mix is to be determined. Stay tuned for updates and please be safe if you have to travel.