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It could be much worse. The winter storm along the east coast stretches from Atlanta to Boston and there are numerous flight cancellations at Indianapolis International. In fact, lots of cancellations to places like Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia and all New York area airports. This morning, we will start with sunshine and end with increasing clouds. Forecast highs are in the 30s and above freezing for much of central Indiana.
The clouds that arrive later Thursday will be associated with our next chance for snow. Right now we have light snow in the Valentine’s Day forecast, mainly in the early morning. Some of the latest analysis shifts the steadiest snow south.
There is another chance for light snow later Saturday. It will be rain and not snow on Monday, with highs in the 40s. We should have several days in the 40s next week, as we finally make it out of the deep freeze.
TODAY: Partly sunny skies, warmer
Southeast winds 5-10 mph
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, not as cold
Southwest wind 5-10
TOMORROW Cloudy, a chance for a bit of light snow in the early morning
THE EXTENDED FORECAST
SATURDAY: Cloudy, chance for light snow 26
SUNDAY: Partly sunny 32
MONDAY: Rain, warmer 43
Yikes! It is cold outside. Earlier this morning, many cities in our viewing area experienced the coldest morning of the season.
Take a look at these early morning lows…
Indy Airport -5
More sunshine is in the forecast, but it stays cold with highs in the teens. The average high is nearing 40 degrees. We will not get above average over the next 7 days, but the overall pattern won’t be as cold toward the end of the week. Highs reach the upper 20s and lower 30s starting Thursday.
Look for snow chances late Thursday, Friday and part of the day Saturday. Still, rain, not snow is likely Monday with a high of 40.
How we rank with winters the past 30 years for sub zero temperatures.
1983-84 15 sub zero days for the SEASON.
1985- 13 sub zero days for the year
2014 12 sub zero days for the year
A wind chill advisory is now in effect for much of central Indiana until 9am Tuesday, due to wind chills near -20. Take precautions from the cold. Your pets, home and friends in need will need extra attention. By 10pm Monday, temperatures were already below zero north of Indianapolis. It was 1 in Indianapolis, but the wind chill was -15.
Temperatures will fall into the range of -3 to -13 by early Tuesday morning. More sunshine is in the Tuesday forecast, with highs only in the teens. High temperatures rebound into the upper 20s and lower 30s by the end of the week and the weekend. We are also tracking a couple of light snow chances Friday and again Saturday night. We will keep you updated on any potential accumulations.
A wind chill advisory is in effect for the northern half of Indiana through noon Friday. This includes: Indianapolis, Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo, Crawfordsville, Anderson, Muncie and Terre Haute. Wind chills will be in the range of -15 to -25. It will be a frigid start to Friday, as lows are forecast 0 to -10. There will be sunny skies on Friday, but highs will only be in the range of 15-20 degrees.
Clouds will increase Friday night and snow chances return on Saturday. The steadiest snow should fall from Saturday through Sunday morning. Right now a couple of inches of snow are possible.
The forecast stays cold and snowy next week.
It will be another very cold night across central Indiana, with temperatures 0 to -5 by early Friday morning. Wind chills will near -15. Skies will be mostly clear overnight. This will mean some sun on Friday, but it stays cold. A few clouds enter the picture Friday afternoon, with highs in the range of 15-20 degrees.
Clouds will thicken Friday night, as we track another weather system moving into central Indiana. Light snow is in the forecast for this weekend. It is forecast to start falling Saturday morning and last through Sunday morning. Lingering flurries are in the Sunday forecast. A couple of inches of snow are possible. Highs will be in the 20s this weekend.
Looking ahead, our weather pattern stays cold and a bit snowy over the next 7 days. The average high is near 38, but we stay much colder through next week. There is another chance for snow next week too. The early timing is for Wednesday and Thursday.
Light snow punched into the area this morning. Amounts ranged from a coating to 1/2 inch in parts of Hendricks County. Temperatures continue to drop during the morning rush hour.
There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Thursday and Friday. Highs today will only be near 12 degrees. The low tonight will drop to -6. Highs will be stuck in the teens on Friday.
We are tracking another chance for snow this weekend. The early analysis has 1-2 inches possible Saturday and Saturday night. Right now there is no sign of a pattern change, so we are stuck in the deep freeze into next week
How does Indy compare with snow this season to other Midwest cities?
Here’s a look…
Ft. Wayne 53.3”
Hang in there, only 42 days until Spring!
Heavy snow is now falling across much of central Indiana, with snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour. Roads are snow covered and slick. Visibilities are near zero at times too. Meteorologist Sean Ash was doing some analyzing with the Dual Pol Radar and noticed the mixed precipitation moving into Bedford and Seymour. This has been confirmed with viewer reports from our southern area. It is now snow and freezing rain. This mixing line is moving toward Bloomington and Columbus. Where we have the mix, snow totals will be 3-6 inches of snow and some ice. Where we have all snow…for much of central Indiana, the totals will be 6-10 and probably on the high side of that range. A 12″ snow total can’t be ruled out.
The heavy snow will fall through about 2am. This winter storm will move out of central Indiana Wednesday morning. Another round of arctic air means this snow will stick around for awhile. Temperatures go below zero on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Good morning! Can you tell the difference? It is a bit warmer today with highs in the low 20s. Still cold this morning though with a Wind Chill Advisory until noon and single digits for the morning rush hour. We have a chance for light snow Thursday and Friday night and a wintry mix with a high near 40 degrees Saturday. It is slowly improving!
Lots of cancellations and flight delays to Atlanta and Charleston due to a big winter storm that is now weakening.
This day in 2008 an F1 tornado struck the town of Speedway while a 100 mile per hour wind gust was recorded in Avon. Proof that anything can happen in January any time of the year!
THE WTHR FORECAST
TODAY: Sunny and dry
South wind 10-15 mph
TONIGHT: Clear and not as cold
Southwest wind 5-10
TOMORROW Sun and clouds with a chance for light snow in the evening
THE EXTENDED FORECAST
FRIDAY: Sun, clouds, snow late 30
SATURDAY Rain, sleet and snow 39
SUNDAY: Clouds and sun, colder 26