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Winds subside – colder weather returning late week

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STRONG WINDS MONDAY

A sprawling storm system that brought heavy snow to the upper Midwest and tornadic thunderstorms to the deep south is pushing east late Monday night.  As the storm departs the barometer is on the rise, a sign that winds will be coming down during the overnight hours.  Wind gusts reached 46 mph in Lafayette and 45 mph in Indianapolis during the morning hours.

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SOME SUN TUESDAY – WATCHING A SOUTHERN SYSTEM WEDNESDAY

We will be in-between weather systems son Tuesday  before an area of low pressure develops and spreads clouds into the state Tuesday night.  This next system has been on the maps since last week and trends further north with each computer run.  There is a chance that some light snow will reach the southern third of the state by early Wednesday morning.  Current thinking is that snow showers may push as far north as the city before departing early in the afternoon Wednesday.  be sure to check back Tuesday for the latest.

COLD BLAST LATE WEEK AND THIS WEEKEND

The jet stream will buckle Friday and allow very cold arctic air to once again spill south into the eastern U.S. as we approach the weekend.  temperature Friday through Sunday will average 12° to 15° bellow normal.  Snow showers are likely with the cold air Friday and Saturday.  An upper level low pressure system Saturday could enhance the snowfall here and lead to some accumulation.  We will monitor during the rest of the week.  Over all a colder pattern seems to be taking hold through middle and end of February.  This could lead to more significant weather systems over the coming two weeks.