Tracking Snow and a Wintry MixBy
The steadiest snow will fall aross the northern half of Indiana overnight. There is a winter weather advisory in effect until 10am Saturday for 1-3 inches of snow from Indianapolis north. This snow will start to mix with sleet and freezing rain, so some ice accumulations will be possible, too. This is forecast to mainly be a rain event for the southern third of the state, including Bloomington, Columbus, Bedford and Seymour.
As temperatures warm into the upper 30s and lower 40s on Saturday, any precipitation will be rain. If your travel plans take you to Chicago or northern Illinois, there is the potential for more than 6 inches of snow this weekend. This weather system will move out of central Indiana Saturday night. Rain will fall Saturday evening and then briefly change back to a light wintry mix or light snow before ending. Sunday will be dry and colder, with temperatures in the 20s. Monday will be dry too.
We are still analyzing every map possible, as we forecast a developing winter storm for Tuesday and Wednesday. There is enough moisture for a heavy snow event, but the track of this storm is still in question. The track will determine if this is an all snow event or if the snow mixes with sleet or freezing rain or rain and where that mix happens. We are tracking it closely. It is always a good idea to be prepared, so if you are at the grocery store this weekend and you don’t want to go back on Monday or early Tuesday, you might pick up a few extra things.