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Shot of snow overnight, more cold coming and weekend storm to watch

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SHOT OF SNOW TONIGHT

Wintry weather returns later tonight with a narrow band of snow forecast to cut through central and south central Indiana by early Tuesday morning.  While moisture is limited there is some weak upper air support to crank out a burst of light snow briefly.  The combination of cold temperatures could be enough for the snow to fluff up to 1″ in a few spots.

Flurries will develop in the city toward 9 and 10 PM with light snow likely to start falling from 12 AM through 3 to 4 AM.  There will be a definitive cut off to the snow as it streaks from southwest to northeast and ends before sunrise.  Currently the I 70 south corridor favors the sticking snow.  Little to no snow may fall from the city north.  Slippery conditions are possible over central south central Indiana early Tuesday morning.

HRRR fcst Tuesday AM

Forecast radar image 1 AM Tuesday

Dog Days

Quick shot of snow overnight

Snowfall Forecast CITIES

Estimated snowfall overnight

SNOWIEST OPEN TO A WINTER IN 6 YEARS

The 4.9” of snow so far this season is the most so early in a season since 2007 and ties with 1938 as 24th on record.  The most so early in a season came in 1977 with 16.2″.  66.9% of the nation is snow-covered Monday morning – most for a December 9th in 10 years – since the National Weather Service started a comprehensive snow analyses.

MORE COLD AND POSSIBLE WEEKEND STORM

A few minor disturbance could bring a brief period of snow again Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and again Wednesday night before a more important system takes shape to end the work week.  Midweek, even colder air arrives but backs off as a new storm takes shape.  Still unclear as to the tracks/strength and available moisture for the weekend system but at this distance a run up of milder air could bring a period of wintry mix/snow/sleet and freezing rain Friday night.  More information will become available through week so be sure to check back.