Our snow pack continues to melt in Central Indiana. Here is a look at the snow depth by date from the National Weather Service Office in Indianapolis. As of 7 AM today, we only had 2 inches of snow left on the ground. More than likely, this last 2 inches of snow will melt over the next day or so, especially with the arrival of soaking rains Thursday.
Highs topped out in the low 40s this afternoon but our snow pack is still holding us back. Temperatures just south of the state line reached the low 50s today but there was a big decrease once you reached the start of the snow pack.
A weak cold front will arrive on Wednesday morning and this will definitely help increase our clouds but it could also produce some isolated showers. This is not going to be a widespread event, but our southern and eastern counties could see some isolated showers from 5-9 AM Wednesday. Fog and mist will likely form once again to start the day, especially along I-70 and to the south where the snow continues to melt. The front will also shift our winds to the west for the rest of the day and this will slow down the warming process a little bit.
Here’s a look at temperatures for Wednesday afternoon. We will also see a decrease in clouds for the afternoon as an area of high pressure moves in for the afternoon.
Clouds will roll in Wednesday night as our next low pressure system moves closer. Rainfall should start early Thursday morning in our southwest counties and spread across the state during the late morning hours. Rain is likely to continue throughout the afternoon and heavy rain will push in that night into Friday morning. We probably won’t have any thunder as instability is too far away. Our 4 model average brings in around 1″ of rain with this first system.
Today’s weather models are keeping rain going into Friday but it will be much lighter than what we’ll see to start the day. Temperatures will still increase this day back into the mid 50s. Rainfall will be done by Friday evening.
Friday night and Saturday will be our dry window between systems. Saturday will be mostly cloudy and unseasonably warm with highs near the sixty degree mark! Another cold front will approach the state Saturday night and produce heavy showers and thunderstorms as it passes. This system won’t move through too quickly as rain is likely to continue on Sunday and possibly even linger into Monday as spotty snow showers.