Light snow will fall Wednesday night and an inch or so is possible. A few more snow showers will redevelop on Thursday with another coating to an inch possible. The other big part to this winter weather story is the dangerous cold. Overnight temperatures will fall into the range of 0 to -6. With winds increasing to 15-25 mph, wind chills will near -25. With these dangerous conditions, frostbite can occur in less than 30 minutes on exposed skin. A wind chill advisory has been issued for central Indiana from 1am Thursday through noon on Friday. Yes, we expect these dangerous conditions to last for about 36 hours.
Your Thursday will start will start dry, but there will be more scattered snow showers. Another quick coating of snow is possible, but these areas will be scattered. Forecast highs are only in the single digits. The coldest morning this week will be Friday morning, as temperatures drop to -8. Wind chills will remain at dangerously low levels and near -15 to -25. Remember your home and pets will need extra attention during this cold snap. It is also a good idea to check on those in need when it gets this cold.
More snow is possible Friday night through Saturday afternoon. Early snowfall potential is 2-4 inches for central Indiana. We will update the snowfall potential map with the lastest information, as we get a little closer to Friday. We do know there will be more arctic air on the way for next week, as morning temperatures again go below zero. We are in a dangerous stretch of weather, so take precautions to keep you and your family safe. If you haven’t already, you can download the WTHR Weather App for free and track the weather with us. You will also get the latest advisories, watches and warnings. School delays and closings are also available on the app.