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Temperatures right now are in the range of 45-50 degrees. It has been cloudy all day and we are still tracking light rain south and east of Indianapolis, with the steadiest falling from near Greensburg to North Vernon. The rain will end this evening and skies will be partly cloudy overnight. Colder air arrives overnight too, with lows in the middle and upper 20s. A light rain/snow mix develops on Tuesday and a few snow showers are in the forecast for Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Right now any accumulations will be light and less than an inch. Forecast highs drop back into the 20s and 30s for the rest of the week.
The weekend will start wet. By late Friday night, rain totals were in the range of .10-.25″. The rain will continue to fall overnight and early Saturday, with rainfall potential of .50″-.75″. The rain will end by late morning Saturday.
With rain and melting snow, flooding will be a concern this weekend. Lowland and street flooding will come first overnight and on Saturday. As the snow continues to melt, river flooding becomes the issue. By late Sunday, most of our major rivers go under flood warnings. If you live near a river, you will need to monitor levels closely through next week.
High temperaures will be in the 40s through Monday. Our next weather system arrives Monday. It will start as rain and then change to snow later Monday night and early Tuesday. We will keep you updated on the timing and how much rain and snow will fall. There will be more cold air next week too. Highs on Wednesday are only forecast in the 20s and by Friday only in the teens.
We are tracking some light snow from near Muncie and Anderson north to Marion and Hartford City moving NE. There is a rain/snow mix developing just south of Bloomington. Be prepared for some light snow or a light wintry mix this evening. Any accumulations will be less than an inch. Temperatures are in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Forecast highs are in the 40s this weekend, with rain Friday night through early Saturday afternoon.
Temperatures are above zero by the double digits. Temperaures late this afternoon are running in the upper teens and lower 20s. Even the wind chills are above zero. There are a few flurries and snow showers across the northern third of Indiana. In our area this includes Peru and Marion. A few snow showers are in the forecast tonight through Thursday night. Any accumulations will be an inch or less. Temperatures will be warm enough for a rain event Friday night and Saturday. This is a concern because with melting snow and .50″-.75″ of rain possible, flooding will be a threat. We will keep you updated. The rain moves out by Saturday afternoon and temperatures will be in the 40s this weekend, so the melting will continue.
It is now 5 degrees in Indianapolis, but wind chills are still dangerously low and near 15 degrees below zero. Temperatures will be nearly steady or go up a few degrees overnight and should be near 10 degrees by Wednesday morning. Cloudy skies are in the forecast overnight and on Wednesday. A few snow showers are possible too, but little accumulation is expected. We are expecting a thaw, as temperatures go above freezing for highs by at least Wednesday and will stay there through the weekend. We will watch a weekend weather system closely, as rain is in the forecast and that could lead to flooding with the melting snow.
Good afternoon everyone! Have you been outside much today? If you have then you realize that temperatures have warmed up a little during the morning.
Monday, we dropped today down to -15 degrees below zero and at 8 this morning, -14 below zero. It has warmed up a lot since then but still, when you factor in the cold wind, it is still cool and the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning until 7 pm.
The polar vortex is the main culprit for our cold weather. It is always present but a piece of it dropped south and brought us the Arctic Outbreak. Look for a high of 20 tomorrow and 40 by Saturday with a chance for rain.
Thought you might like to read this explainer from the National Weather Service in New York City. It explains the vortex nicely.
Indianapolis has been as cold as -14 degrees. The record low for January 6 is -20 in 1884. Temperatures will be in the range of -10 to -15 through early Tuesday. Wind chill values will be in the range of -30 to -40. Please take precautions from the cold. We are not forecasting temperatures to go above zero until Tuesday afternoon. A wind chill warning is in effect until 7pm Tuesday.
Central Indiana continues to dig out of near a foot of snow. Strong winds are blowing and drifting that snow and that danger will linger overnight and early Tuesday. With a wind W 20-30mph, the north/south roads are most at risk.
There is another chance for light snow later Wednesday and Thursday. Right now any accumulations will be an inch or so. There is a stronger weather system on the way for the weekned. We will track this one closely. The early analysis looks like it will start as a wintry mix later Friday and change to rain on Saturday. One factor in the precipitation type will be the impact of our current snow pack on this still developing system. We are at least forecasting the start of a thaw, as temperatures go above freezing on Friday.
Dangerous cold has a grip on central Indiana and we won’t get a break or even above zero until Tuesday afternoon. Early Monday evening temperatures are in the range of -8 to -12 with wind chills near -40. With numbers this low, frost bite can happen in less than 10 minutes. Please take precautions from this dangerous cold and check on your farmily, neighbors and pets.
A wind chill warning is in effect until 7pm Tuesday. The National Weather Service has also issued a winter weather advisory for much of central Indiana until midnight, due to blowing and drifting snow. The winds are W 20-30mph, so it will be the north/south roads with most of the blowing and drifting snow.
Temperatures will be in the range of -10 to -15 through early Tuesday morning. We won’t get above zero until Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures rebound into the 20s by Wednesday and Thursday. There is another chance for light snow late Wednesday and Thursday. Any accumulations will be minor and around an inch. The bigger story looking ahead will be the chance to thaw out. Temperatures finally get above freezing on Friday and should stay there through the weekend. There is a weather system in the forecast for the weekend. Right now this starts as a wintry mix later Friday. It is forecast to change to all rain on Saturday. We will track this one closely and the impact our current snowpack may have on the precipitaton type. Stay tuned and stay safe.