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Soggy To Slick Tonight

By · January 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Our latest round of heavy precipitation is slowly, but surely expected to depart central Indiana the next few hours.

Most of the day it’s been freezing rain in Lafayette, Terre Haute, Crawfordsville…where elevated surfaces are getting a light coating of ice.  Roads, for now, in western Indiana have been mainly wet.  The picture below is an example of the light icing in Lafayette from this afternoon.

That will change after sunset.  Temperatures in Indianapolis have dropped to 32°, and a transition to freezing rain and sleet will occur in the next hour or so.  At this point I envision only minor accumulations of ice/sleet/snow for majority of Indy metro area.  However, it’s a much different case heading west/northwest out of town… where temperatures have been colder longer and a .10″-.20″ is possible.

There also may be a quick shot of snow in northwest Indiana before precipitation wraps-up this evening.  Wouldn’t be shocked to see up to an inch for our far NW viewing area.

 

Everyone gets cold tonight, as lows plummet into the teens behind a cold front.  This ensures that any standing water will freeze overnight… and likely sets stage for a dicey/icy Monday morning commute.

Plan on extra time heading into work in the morning, and possible school delays due to icy roads too.  Most of the week is dry and seasonably cold.  With clear nights expected after tonight and a moisture-soaked ground, we could be in for several bouts of freezing fog.

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