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A winter storm warning remains in effect for central Indiana through Saturday at midnight. By late Thursday night, there was already a couple of inches of snow on the ground. Here are a few totals…
Alexandria: 2.5″ Brownsburg: 2.5″ Carmel: 2″ Avon: 2″ Indianapolis: 2″
The snow will continue to fall and there will be 2-4 inches on the ground by sunrise Friday. A few higher totals are possible south. Be prepared for snow covered and slick roads overnight and on Friday. There are already school closings and delays. You can see the complete list here at wthr.com. Snow totals by Friday evening will be 6-9 inches + south of Indianapolis. Around Indianapolis, we are expecting 4-7 inches of snow. The lowest totals will be from Lafayette to Kokomo, where we are expecting 1-3 inches.
We will turn attention from snow to arctic air next week, as we forecast lows in the single digits and highs in the teens.
A winter storm warning remains in effect for much of central Indiana through midnight Saturday. There is already 2″ of snow on the ground in Brazil in western Indiana and 1″ in Elwood Madison county and in Carmel in Hamilton county. The roads are snow covered and snow continues to fall. The heaviest snow is falling just south of Indianapolis. There will be 2-4 inches of snow on the ground by sunrise near Indianapolis and surrounding cities. There will be lighter amounts north and heavier south. Snow totals are still forecast 4-7 inches near Indianapolis, 1-3 inches for Lafayette and Kokomo and 6-9 inches of snow south of Indianapolis. There might be a city or too with more. We will continue to keep you updated.
The wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain continues to change to snow. Roads are reported slick and becoming snow covered in Boone and Hamilton counties…just to name a couple. Snow will continue to fall and continue to accumulate. We are expecting a few inches on the ground early Friday am and a few more during the day. The lighter totals will be north and the higher totals will be south, with a good part of the heart of central Indiana in the range of 4-7 inches of snow.
The sleet and freezing rain is beginning to change to all snow southwest of Indianapolis. Be prepared for the roads to be slick and snow covered overnight and on Friday. We will continue to keep you updated. We are still expecting the highest totals south of Indianpolis and the lowest ( an inch or so) Lafayette to Kokomo and north.
A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight Saturday. The leading edge of the storm is here with sleet mixing with snow. We have reports of icy roads across Morgan county south to Bloomington and in Avon west of Indianapolis. With temperatures now below freezing, any road that looks wet may actually be slick. The sleet and snow mix will change to all snow overnight and Friday. We are expecting in the range of 4-7 inches total in Indianapolis and surrounding communities by the time the storm ends Friday evening. Totals will be lighter north, as we are expecting 1-3 inches for Lafayette and Kokomo. The highest snowfall potential is south of Indianapolis, in Bloomington, Columbus, Shelbyville and cities south. These totals will be 6-9 inches of snow. This storm is still developing and there will still be some changes, so stay tuned for updates. If you do have travel plans, remember it may take you longer. Take us along with you by downloading the WTHR weather app. You can track the snow with us on Live Doppler 13 Radar. This is an image from 7pm…for the latest please click the Live Doppler 13 radar image here at wthr.com
Winter Storm Warning now in place for a good portion of Central Indiana tonight into Friday night. A wintry mix will become heavy at times this evening, and quick accumulations of sleet are likely by midnight. Snow totals in the Indianapolis metro area will range from 4″ to 7″, with higher amounts in southern Indiana.
Snow may become heavy at times tonight before diminishing toward 4am. The next round of snow picks up between 7am and noon on Friday, and snow will be moderate to heavy at times.
There will be a sharp gradient in snow amounts from north to south, and 20-25 miles will make a big difference.
Areas that see sleet will have lower snow totals. Regardless of how much snow you end up with… roads in Central Indiana tonight and Friday will be dangerous due to sub-freezing temperatures.
A weaker system arrives Sunday and a bitter blast of Arctic hits next week. Stay tuned for updates this evening – Sean Ash
Temps will be falling across Central Indiana today with rain developing. Tonight that rain will turn to sleet/ice and snow.
Here are the current advisories and warnings in effect for Central Indiana. They take effect tonight at expire late Friday night (12am Saturday).
Today temps are starting in the 40s, but we’ll end up in the 30s by the evening.
Late this afternoon rain will develop across Central Indiana. Tonight that rain will change to sleet, possibly freezing rain, and snow.
Here’s what to expect by 7am Friday morning. The morning commute will be slick.
Remember Sunrise starts at 4am Friday, so we’ll be here extra early to help you start your day.
During the day Friday more sleet and snow is expected. We are expecting more snow accumulation Friday. This is a look at the total snow accumulation Thursday night through Friday night. Areas south of I-70 may see heavy pockets of snow, notice the area of 4″+.
Bottom line… roads will be slick and hazardous.
In the 7 day forecast… bitterly cold air moves in especially next week, but before that, another chance of accumulating snow Sunday.
The southern half of Indiana is now under a Winter Storm Watch that begins Thursday at 7pm and goes until Friday 7pm. As previously advertised, the brunt of this storm will likely hit areas south of I-70.
No worries on the roads in the morning, with some showers possible and temperatures well above freezing. A burst of rain/sleet arrives around 4-5pm… but surface temperatures again should be above freezing and keep roads mostly wet.
By 11pm temperatures are likely below freezing and roads will begin to get slick to icy… especially elevated surfaces and overpasses.
We’re still targeting Friday as very messy to dangerous day to be out driving. Sub-freezing and areas of moderate to heavy sleet/snow are likely.
We haven’t deviated much from our initial snowfall forecast, only bumping the southern viewing area up a category into a 4″-7″+ range. For now our forecast for the majority of the Indianapolis metro area holds at 2″ to 5″.
Remember this forecast is highly changeable and the snow zones are not in concrete. Please allow some wiggle room and don’t be surprised to see changes the next 24 hours.
Sleet is the forecast wildcard, and I think there might be plenty. Exactly how much and where dictates whether you’re on the low/high side of forecast. Any heavy banded precipitation (which is also likely) could balloon snow totals in “some” places.
We’re heading into a deep freeze and expect another system to arrive Sunday. It’s too early for specifics, but with snow on the ground I’m concerned for icy roads with a messy wintry mix. Yes… those are “highs” in the teens next Tuesday and Wednesday. That may actually be too warm! Welcome to winter – Sean Ash