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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.
Wow, what a morning. At 7:30 am Indianapolis dropped to -13, the coldest temperature in the city since January fo 2009 when we dropped to -16. The cold air stays with us as do the brutal wind chills. Look for a Wind Chill Warning to remain in place until 7pm tomorrow night.
The main threats today…frostbite, blowing and drifting snow and downed power lines.
Here is your forecast.
WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST TUESDAY
TODAY: Sunny, windy and bitter cold, temps slowly fall into the early afternoon, wind chills -25 to -47
West northwest wind 20-45
TEMPERATURES SLOWLY FALL
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with flurries, bitter cold
West wind 10-20 mph
TOMORROW Sunny and cold
THE EXTENDED FORECAST
WEDNESDAY: Sun ,clouds, cold, chance snow 24
THURSDAY: Periods of snow 32
FRIDAY: Wintry mix 36
The winter storm that the SkyTrak 13 Weather Team has been tracking for days continues to develop and move closer to central Indiana. Snow has arrived in Chicago, with already a couple of inches on the ground.
The winter storm is forecast to arrive in central Indiana after midnight, with the heaviest snow falling from 7am Sunday to 7pm Sunday. A winter storm warning is in effect for all of central Indiana from 1am Sunday through 1am Monday. A widespread area of 8-10 inches of snow is in the forecast and there will be a few pockets near a foot of snow. We will be tracking this hour by hour on Sunday and watching where those heaviest snow bands develop, so stay with us. There is also a slight chance that some of the snow may mix with a wintry mix across the southern part of the state. Where this develops, snow totals won’t be as high.
This is a dangerous storm due to the amount of snow and the arctic air that will follow. Temperatures will fall below zero Sunday night and stay there through Wednesday morning. Wind chills will be dangerously low and nearing -40. Please take precautions from this storm and remember you pets and your neighbors. Increasing winds NW 2-30 mph will blow and drift the snow starting Sunday night making travel even more difficult. Please stay with the SkyTrak 13 Weather Team for the latest and if you haven’t already, download the WTHR weather app. You can track the snow along with us on Live Doppler 13 Radar.