Snow moves through, cold returns

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(Nov. 17, 2014) - Snow reports overnight were few and far between, but we do know that it has been snowing constantly south of Indianapolis in the area where they were anticipating up to five inches of snow.  If you’re heading down south be prepared for not only snow but also the chance of ice on roadways.

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Here in Indianapolis, major roads were treated ahead of Sunday in anticipation of the snow.  Talking to Jim O'Brien this morning he said all things considered that the roads were not too bad.  Obviously there will be slick spots on roads and travel will be slowed due to road conditions.  Caution is advised.

Today

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The worst is over for Indianapolis, but places south of the city including Johnson County continued to see snow falling this morning.  Radar estimates are still only showing about an inch to two inches in this area, but with several more hours to go before places like Brown, Bartholomew and Decatur Counties could still see an additional inch to up to two inches of snow before the accumulating snow wraps up.

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While snow is wrapping up the bitter chill is just now starting to move in.  Temperatures will fall throughout the day today with highs already reached at 28°.  Most of the day will see temperatures at or just below 25.  You factor in winds that will be howling out of the west at 10 – 20 mph and it will easily feel like the teens throughout the day.  Yuck!  I am hopeful that the wet snow that fell will limit blowing snow, but snow blowing back onto area roadways will certainly be a concern.

Tuesday Lows

Tuesday will be the coldest morning since March 4.  We are expecting temperatures to fall down to single digits with wind chills near 0.  The chill will remain in the forecast all day on Tuesday with a high of only 22 degrees.  If you’re ready for a warm-up you’ll get one after Tuesday with temperatures slowly warming for the rest of the week.  Highs will only manage to hit the 30s through Friday but 40s will be possible on Saturday with highs potentially in the 50s for Sunday!  Storms will also be possible on Sunday according to long range models.