Dusting Of Snow For Some Tonight

BREAKING NEWS:  it actually feels like December this afternoon!  Jokes aside, a wind of change continues to rip through Central Indiana…producing wind chill values at/below 20° and 24hour temperature departures of nearly 20°. So it’s 20s & 30s for temperatures instead of the balmy 50s of Sunday afternoon.

The combination of cold air, an upper level disturbance and a fetch off Lake Michigan will help produce scattered flurries and snow showers this evening and overnight.  Though not every hometown will see winter precipitation…some of the heavier showers may quickly dust-up the ground in spots.

The latest FutureTrak 13 model snowfall output shows the Lake Michigan influence.  The “best” chance of light snow accumulation occurring along/east of I-65 & north of I-70…where the lake’s influence will be greatest.

Normally flurries and snow showers don’t get me excited.  But in the midst of a small snow drought, consider me looking forward to the chance of flakes.

Tuesday will certainly look and feel the part of December.  Morning lows will range from the upper 20s (under cloud cover) in eastern Indiana, to lower 20s (under a clear sky) in western Indiana.  Despite a bright sky, highs only rebound to the mid/upper 30s.  Temperatures Tuesday will actually be below normal, which has been a rarity this month.

The wimpy snow season has only produced .20″ of snow, which 2.20″ below normal.  The average daily temperature (avg. of high+low), for the 1st nine days of December, was the 3rd warmest on record for that period for Indianapolis since 1871.

This bout of cold air only lasts a few days.  Air mass modification kicks-in after Wednesday, with highs approaching 50° Thursday & Friday.  Rain looks likely Saturday and Sunday morning.
Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog!
Sean Ash
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