After the snow, a bitter cold night ahead; thaw coming late week

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FRESH COATING OF SNOW
Fresh snow, clearing skies and eventually lighter winds will set the stage for a bitterly cold night.
Early morning snowfall of 2" to 3" will aid in the temperature drop tonight that could settle below zero in the city and even colder outlying.
NWS snowfalll analysis Tuesday 1-12-2016

NWS snowfall analysis Tuesday 1-12-2016

LSR 5 Line SNOWFALL
It would be the first night below zero since last February. The winds that gusted to nearly 40 mph continue to ease this evening but will still be strong enough to produce a wind chill of nearly -10° by early Wednesday morning.
Latest HRRR Central Indiana Temps

Latest hi-res forecast temperatures Wednesday morning.

ADI 18z RPM 4km Wind Chill
COLD EASES SOON
A thaw Thursday and Friday gets underway as a warm front passes Wednesday evening. Our next chance of snow, Wednesday evening will be light and signals the milder air moves in to end the work week.
Rain showers will increase in coverage starting Friday afternoon and could change to snow Friday night. We are not done with the cold, in fact the next surge could be even colder.
Regional 18z RPM 4km-12km 72hr
NEW ARCTIC BLAST IN THE WORKS
Cooler Saturday with temperatures near steady Saturday then a arctic front is forecast to pass again early Sunday morning. Current forecasts bring low temperatures again below freezing by early Monday. We will keep you up to date in the days ahead. Stay warm!
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