Major Winter Storm BrewingBy
Highs today will reach the low to mid 30s with a mix of sun and clouds.
Overnight, temps in the teens with mostly cloudy skies.
Now, for the meat in this forecast. Monday morning’s commute will be dry… we are looking for freezing rain/sleet/snow to develop during the afternoon for Central Indiana. A light wintry mix will be likely Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Tuesday through Wednesday the National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Storm Watch for the viewing area, and this will more than likely be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, and more specific warnings as the track of the storm becomes more apparent.
Bottom line Tuesday through Wednesday, freezing rain/ heavy snow/ sleet are likely. The track of the area of low pressure will be key with this system. Any movement North or South by as little as 30-50 miles will change the outlook for your neighborhood. Ice accumulations may be possible, and this could cause power outages and hazardous travel weather.
For now, along and South of I-70 looks to see freezing rain and ice, heavy snow could set up around Lafayette and Kokomo. Remember, a change in the track of the low pressure would change this outcome.
As far as snow totals, it depends how much wintry mix comes before everything turns to snow on Wednesday. Blowing and drifting snow will be a concern Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.
I’m not trying to sound like doom and gloom, but be prepared for a significant storm through Wednesday night.