Bitter & Blustery Valentine’s Weekend

A few light snow showers will be possible this afternoon as a Clipper system moves over the Great Lakes.  A dusting up to an inch of snow will be possible by late afternoon.  A few snow squalls will be possible causing reduced visibilities and slick spots.  Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 20s with wind chill values in the single digits.

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A gradual clearing arrive late tonight, allowing temperatures to drop like a rock!  Wake up temperatures will be 4 degrees above zero with stinging wind chill values running 10 to 15 below zero.

TONIGHT TONIGHT LOWS WIND CHILL

It will be a bright but blustery Saturday with a high in the mid teens.  Wind chills will remain below zero throughout the day.

If you are heading out for Valentine’s plans Saturday night, it will be dry but frigid with temperatures falling back into the single digits. The dry conditions end Saturday night with another round of snow moving in by mid morning Sunday.

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Last year, Valentine’s Day was snowy and bitterly cold.  Much of the same returns this year.  Snow showers will move in from west to east Sunday morning.  Periods of snow will continue through the afternoon into the evening.  Keep checking back for the latest on the impacts of your Valentine’s Day plans.

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Another system will move in from the south on Monday.  The track is still a bit up in the air at this point.  Right now, it looks like the best chance of snow will be along and south of I-70.  Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 30s.

A wintry mix of rain and snow will be possible on Tuesday with highs in the mid 30s.

Warmer air arrives by Thursday with highs in the upper 30s.

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Snow Chances & Bitter Cold Start to the Weekend

Temperature are in the teens and twenties across Central Indiana this morning, it’s not as cold as 24 hours ago.

We will be watching the radar this morning.  An area of light snow will continue to push into Central Indiana.  It could be enough for a light coating of snow to make portions of the morning commute slick.

Highs today will reach the mid 20s with more chances for snow moving in this afternoon and evening.  Less than an inch of snow is expected.  Wind gusts up to 25mph out of the NW are likely today into tonight, and that could reduce visibility under snow showers.

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Tonight temperatures drop into the single digits, and it will be extremely cold.

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With the wind continuing wind chills tomorrow morning will be as cold as -10 to -20.

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Highs Saturday will only reach the mid teens, and even in the afternoon wind chills stay around zero.

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Sunday snow will develop and as of right now light snow accumulations are possible Sunday into Monday.  We are still watching this system so check back for the latest on the exact timing and where the heaviest snow is expected to fall.  Generally we are expecting 1-3″ of snow, again this could change.

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A warm up is on the way next week with highs back in the 40s by Thursday.

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Snow and Arctic Air

The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking a fast moving arctic front.  This will move our way overnight.  Right now we are forecasting a quick coating of snow just before sunrise.  With temperatures in the teens, this little amount of snow will stick and some slick roads are possible for the Friday morning drive.

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Lake effect snow squalls develop Friday afternoon and will last through Saturday morning.  Higher snow totals are expected where these squalls develop.  Right now the best chance to have a 1-3 inch snowfall Friday into early Saturday is northeast of Indianapolis.

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Arctic air will be the big story on Saturday.  We are forecasting lows in the single digits and highs only in the middle teens.

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There is another round of snow on the way for Sunday into Monday.  We are still analyzing this still developing storm system.  As we get new data, we will be fine tuning where the snow will fall and when.  Check back for updates timing and totals.

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Friday Snow Chances

The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking a fast moving arctic front.  There is already snow falling in Iowa.  This will move our way overnight.  Right now we are forecasting a quick coating of snow just before sunrise.  With temperatures in the teens, this little amount of snow will stick and some slick roads are possible for the Friday morning drive.

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NOTES

Lake effect snow squalls develop Friday afternoon and will last through Saturday morning.  Higher snow totals are expected where these squalls develop.  Right now the best chance to have a 1-3 inch snowfall Friday into early Saturday is northeast of Indianapolis.

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Cold Start, Partly Cloudy Afternoon

We’re off to a cold start in Central Indiana with temps only warming into the low to mid 20s this afternoon.  Partly cloudy skies are expected for later today.

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Tonight won’t be as cold as temps fall to about 13 degrees, but clouds will be on the increase as snow develops for the morning commute.

Friday morning is expected to be slick with up to 1″ of snow possible Friday.  The timing of the snow isn’t ideal, as of right now falling during the morning commute.  Highs Friday will reach the mid 20s.

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We’re in for a cold weekend.  Saturday morning lows drop to the single digits with wind chills of -15 possible.  Saturday highs will only reach the mid teens under mostly sunny skies.

Sunday will remain cold with a high in the mid 20s.  As of right now snow is expected to develop late Sunday into Monday.  It’s too early to determine totals, however, we could see accumulating snow.  It’s something we’re watching closely.

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Frigid Night and More Snow Chances

It is cold and getting colder.  With clearing skies, temperatures will fall into the single digits.  Wind chills will be 0 to -10.  There is some sunshine in the forecast for Thursday, with highs in the 20s.
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Our next round of snow arrives Friday morning.  We are forecasting a quick accumulation.  It won’t be a lot of snow, but a couple of inches will be possible and the timing will be tough.  Snow arrives for the Friday morning drive to work and school.
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The main area of light snow moves out by late afternoon Friday.  As winds increase and colder air pushes south, lake effect snow bands will be possible north from about Indianapolis north Friday night through early Saturday.  Lake effect snow will be an issue for northern Indiana on Saturday.  This blast of arctic air arriving to start the weekend will mean lows in the single digits and highs only in the teens on Saturday.  There is another chance for snow later Sunday into Monday.  Stay tuned for updates on timing and totals.
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Bitter Night Ahead But Coldest Yet To Come

Lows in Central Indiana today dropped to their coldest levels since January 19th when it was 3 degrees.  As expected temperatures haven’t warmed much above the mid-teens today… but admittedly I thought we’d finish with more sunshine today.

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Instead low clouds and flurries emerged again under the cyclonic upper flow over the Ohio Valley.  We are being bypassed to the west by a quick-moving area of snow that looks to impact far southwestern Indiana and south-central Kentucky.

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We focus more on colder lows on the way tonight and sub-zero wind chills to battle at the bus stop Thursday morning.  The sky should be brighter (we hope) tomorrow but daytime highs remain in the mid-20s and about 15 degrees colder than average.

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There is no change to our thinking that roadways for the Friday morning commute could be rather slick.  It may only be light snow, but falling into temperatures in the teens it will be effective.  For now amounts appear to be in the 1″ to 2″ range, but we’ll fine tune this map after the track of the disturbance becomes more clear.

FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY AFTERNOON SNOW FORECAST

This clipper is immediately followed by a colder surge of air for Valentine’s Weekend.  The strong north-northwesterly fetch down Lake Michigan generates more heavy lake effect squalls Friday night into Saturday morning.

Morning lows Saturday drop into the lower single digits with stinging wind chills dropping to near -15 degrees.  Single digits lows again Sunday morning with highs creeping back into the mid-20s.

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We have high confidence there will be a winter weather-maker carved out of the pattern early next week with highest impacts on Monday perhaps.  But exactly how strong of a system, and most importantly where, is to be determined.  Weather Balloons won’t fully sample this potential system until the weekend… when we’ll be able to narrow down timing, track and amounts more.

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For now we wait and watch to see how it unfolds… and there’s plenty of time for warning if it becomes a big deal.  But don’t sleep on the light snow Friday.  Due to timing and temperature it could be highly impactful if it materializes – Sean Ash

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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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Frigid Start to Wednesday

Scattered snow showers will continue overnight and through early afternoon Wednesday.  Any additional snow that falls overnight will amount to less than an inch, but it will be enough for slick roads through the morning drive.

Temperatures will be in the range of 10-15 degrees.  With winds WNW 20mph, wind chills will fall to 0 to -10.  Take precautions from the cold.  Highs on Wednesday will only be in the teens.

PLANNER

The snow will end late Wednesday and skies will clear.  This will lead to single digits low temperatures by early Thursday morning.  There is some sun in the Thursday forecast, but snow chances return on Friday.  A fast moving weather system will bring the chance for a quick accumulating snow on Friday.  There is another chance for snow late Sunday into Monday.  It is an active, winter weather pattern.

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Tuesday Evening Update

The snow bands have diminished, but temperatures are falling.  This was the radar at 7:30pm.

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Temperatures have fallen into the teens and wind chills in the single digits.

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The snow from earlier today and the snow that continues to fall will cause some slick roads tonight.  Wind chills will go subzero overnight, as lows drop to near 10 degrees by early Wednesday.  Slick roads will be possible through the Wednesday morning drive.