For the first time in 87 hours temperatures in Central Indiana climbed into the 30s. But a brisk southerly wind made it feel more like the teens. Clouds have had more bark than bite, but a weak cold front may have just enough lift to trigger flurries or some light snow showers later this evening and overnight.
Plenty of clouds around Friday but we’re not expecting much precipitation until Friday night into Saturday morning with the arrival of a warm front. Snow should be the dominant precip-type at onset of this event, and perhaps enough to accumulate quickly along the I-70 corridor. By Saturday morning temperatures should be at/above 32 degrees in the city with freezing rain and/or rain around.
North of I-70 there is much uncertainty on how quickly, and how far north, the above 32 degree air mass will travel. Due to this, we can not rule out icing in cities like Lafayette, Kokomo, Monticello, Peru, Wabash… etc. This also an area that has a better chance of seeing over 2″ of snowfall.
We recommend checking back frequently for changes to the snow zones and overall weekend forecast… as one or two degrees will make a major difference in the ultimate outcome in some backyards.
Rain changes back to a brief shot of snow Saturday night with little accumulation expected at this point. Medium range models continue to show a moisture laden system cutting through the Ohio Valley and Central Indiana next Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s still much too early to discuss specifics regarding amounts, what type of precip and most importantly track… which ultimately dictates the outcome of the aforementioned. Much could change between now and then, but thankfully there’s more than enough to update those changes and keep you on top of what to expect. Thanks for reading the blog – Sean Ash