Afternoon snowfall chances could lead to slick roads

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Cenral Indiana started the day with overcast conditions and temperatures in the low 20s.  As of 1 PM, snow showers quickly developed in the metro and the line continues to move to the east.

Small Regional Radar

Snowfall will continue this afternoon has this line continues to pull in enough moisture.   An 850 mb vort max provided the lift we need for this band to develop this afternoon. Take a look at Fox Futurecast below at 2:20 PM.  Notice our northwest counties will see little to no snow out of this system today.  The main focus will be from Indianapolis and to the south and east. 

RPM_ADI

Expected Precipitation at 2:20 PM

Here’s the next time frame on Fox Futurecast at 4 PM this afternoon.  We will continue to see snow showers just east of the metro and to the eastern half of the state.  Farther south where temperatures are a little warmer, we’ll see more of a rain/snow mix and that will keep down snowfall numbers in our southern locations.  The weather models dry us by up 7 PM today but you can’t rule out some flurries into the evening hours and sprinkles in our southern counties.

RPM_ADI

Let’s talk how much snow!  The model below shows snowfall expectations from 12 PM to 12 AM so that would include any new accumulations this afternoon.  We saw just a dusting or flurries here in the metro and that’s about all we’ll see today in Indianapolis.  As you head east of Indianapolis, up to .5″ of snow is easily possible this afternoon as snow continues to develop in this portion of the state. But snowfall amounts could creep a little higher in our southeast locations where .5″ to 1″ of snow is possible.  The only thing that could bring down those numbers is rain mixing in with the snow and that is a real possibility today.  So this is an area we’ll have to watch today.

Snowfall Forecast CITIES

Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes and myself will be tracking the latest snow showers starting at 4 PM and will have the latest on accumulations.  Drive safely this afternoon and do be aware that slick spots could develop before your drive home work, especially if you are East or South of Indianapolis (includes the metro).

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