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A winter storm warning is in effect for most of central Indiana from 7pm tonight through 7am Monday. It is a winter weather advisory for Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, Hartford City and cities north. Light snow will start to fall north of Indianapolis around 7pm. The steadier snow, sleet and freezing rain will develop around 11pm.
We continue to track a complex developing winter storm. There is still enough moisture for 5-8 inches of snow for central Indiana. A few locally higher totals are possible. There are still several factors in question with this storm: track, warmer air above the surface and dry air north. There will still be some adjustments to the snowfall potential map, as we get more information but here is the latest.
3-6 inches of snow are possible in the advisory area including Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, Peru and Hartford City. This is a bit lower, due to the potential of dry air wrapping into the system on the north side. We have 5-8 inches of snow for most of central Indiana including Indianapolis north to Tipton, Anderson and Muncie and south to Martinsville, Shelbyville and Rushville. There might be some sleet or freezing rain mixing with the snow especially later tonight and early Sunday. The southern part of our area is very tricky, due to the potential for more sleet and freezing rain mixing with the snow. We have totals in the range of 3-6 inches for Bloomington, Columbus, Bedford and Seymour. These totals will go higher if there is less ice and lower if there is more. Please stay tuned for updates. Be prepared for tricky travel late tonight through Monday morning. If you are on the go, take us with you… wthr.com or the SkyTrak13 Weather App for your phone.
A winter storm will move into Central Indiana tonight bringing snow and ice accumulation to the state.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for tonight through Monday morning for all of Central Indiana, but that will more than likely be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning as we get closer to tonight.
Here’s a glimpse of snow projections:
I’ve lowered areas like Kokomo and Lafayette and Marion. I believe drier air will mix in as we head into Sunday afternoon, so totals will be cut down to 4-7″ of snow.
Most of Central Indiana is in the 6-10″ range, however just south of Bloomington and Columbus ice will be likely dropping snow totals there. If that line creeps up to the north a bit, areas like Bloomington and Columbus could see snow totals decreased as well.
The snow will start this evening between 4-7pm in north central Indiana and continue through early Monday morning. At times snow will be heavy, and travel will be hazardous.
***Winter Storm Watch***
A winter storm watch has been issued for central Indiana from late Saturday through early Monday. This is a watch because the storm is more than 24 hours away. This watch will be upgraded to a warning, as the storm gets closer.
Your Friday night will be dry, with increasing clouds and temperatures in the 20s. There is a chance for a light snow or light wintry mix late Friday night and early Saturday. Any accumulations will be less than an inch. The daylight hours on Saturday will be dry, with a mix of clouds and sun. Highs will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
We are tracking a complex winter storm for the end of the weekend. That storm will arrive late Saturday night. Snow and sleet will develop Saturday night and last through Sunday morning. There could be a brief break from the wintry mix before heavy snow begins to fall Sunday afternoon. The snow will fall until Monday morning, with 6-10 inches of snow possible for much of central Indiana. Where there is more of a mix, the snow totals will be lower. We are tracking this storm closely and there will be updates to snow and ice potential this weekend, so stay tuned.
If you are on the go and away from you TV, remember wthr.com and the SkyTrak13 Weather app for you phone. You can track the storm along with us.
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.
Despite the sunshine today, highs only reach the upper teens and lower 20s. These numbers are 20+ degrees too cold for the end of February.
It will be a clear and cold night across central Indiana, with lows in the range of 0 to 5 degrees. Friday will start with sunshine. Highs are forecast in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Clouds arrive late in the day and there is a chance for light snow/light wintry mix Friday night and early Saturday. The rest of Saturday will be dry, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s. It gets complicated Saturday night.
We’re still tracking a potential Winter Storm this weekend. A prolonged precipitation event is in the forecast from Saturday night through early Monday, but storm track and precipitation types are still uncertain. We do know where there is all snow, 6″ + are possible. We do think the snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain especially south of Indianapolis. The snow totals will be lower, where there is a mix. Travel will be impacted from Saturday night through Monday. The best advice to is be prepared for winter weather this weekend and check back for updates.
We will have updates, as we get the latest information. Expect changes to the totals and the timing.
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.
Another arctic front will move through central Indiana early Thursday morning. This will happen between 2am and 8am. The front will trigger a few snow showers and gusty winds. We are only expecting a dusting of snow, but where the snow sticks there will be a few slick roads for the Thursday morning commute. We stay in the deep freeze behind the front, with morning temperatures in the single digits and highs only in the teesn.
Thursday afternoon and most of Friday will be dry. There is the chance for light snow or a light wintry mix Friday night through early Saturday. The bigger potential winter storm with ice and snow accumulations arrives late Saturday night and will last through early Monday morning. There are still lots of questions with this winter storm. We are analyzing the possible track and possible ice and snow accumulations for central Indiana. We will know more as this system gets a little closer, so stay tuned for updates.
Deceiving sun over Central Indiana, with temperatures a good 20 to 30 degrees below normal. Highs will range from the mid-teens up north to the lower 20s south.
Another Arctic front arrives Thursday morning to reinforce the already bitter cold air in place. Temperatures will hold nearly steady tonight, but an increasing wind pushes “feels like” temperatures well below zero Thursday morning. The passage of the Arctic front tomorrow morning will knock temperatures into the single digits even after sunrise…before leveling off in the lower teens Thursday afternoon.
Strong sustained wind of 25-35mph can be expected with gusts up to 50+mph with the pre-dawn frontal passage… along with the possibility of snow squalls. The quick coating of snow could make it messy for some morning commuters.
Adding insult to injury will be brutal wind chills of -10 to -25 for the bus stop and ride into work. Definitely wake up with Nicole Misencik Thursday morning for the latest as you may need to add some extra time to your ride.
Medium range computer model guidance continues to support our theory of a high impact Winter Storm this weekend. Confidence is high there will be a prolonged precipitation event with significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice across the Ohio Valley including Central Indiana. However track and exact amounts of any given precip-type remain uncertain. Timing for now looks to be between Saturday night and well into Monday.
Be aware that this will impact traveling across the region during that time and we’re advising you to check back for updates to the highly changeable forecast this weekend.
Long range guidance suggests record breaking cold is possible next week. Admittedly my forecast high and low temperatures next Tuesday and Wednesday may be too “warm.” Winter is not going away anytime soon. Have a great afternoon – Sean Ash