A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for our northern counties Tuesday in anticipation of accumulating snow. Several inches are possible in areas from Monticello to Logansport to Peru to Marion to Portland points north.
But it’s not just snow this storm will bring. The system moves in late Monday night into early Tuesday morning in the form of rain. Because temps might be hovering around the freezing mark, there is the possibility of some light icing with freezing rain at the onset. Temps warm through the morning on Tuesday turning any ice to plain rain, but not for long. Colder air wraps into the storm – turning the rain to sleet or snow by late Tuesday. Some minor slushy accumulation is possible Tuesday night even in the Indy Metro. Right now it looks like an inch or so could fall.
The snow keeps going, albeit in light and off-and-on fashion through Wednesday and Thursday and we could get up to another inch. Friday and possibly into Saturday, some scattered snow showers and flurries are possible. That’s assuming the storm system stalls – which some of the computer models are advertising.
The clouds and snow showers and cold air will keep it feeling wintry through much of the week, so if you like it mild and dry, take advantage of the mid 40s on Monday.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank everyone for watching me on Channel 13 and for reading my posts on twitter, Facebook, and the SkyTrak Weather Blog. I’ll be leaving Channel 13 Tuesday and heading to Texas where I’ve accepted a chief meteorologist job at KEYE-TV in Austin.
It has been a pleasure forecasting the weather and exploring and enjoying the Hoosier State!