Rain to snow and the start of a stormy pattern

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TASTE OF APRIL

Temperatures surged to early April levels on strong southerly winds Monday.  The official high reached 60 degrees for the city, up a remarkable 49 degrees from Sunday morning when the low dipped to 11 degrees.

high today

TWO WAVES OF RAIN

Showers will spread across the state early Monday evening the first of two waves of rain coming.  Rain showers will increase in intensity and coverage after 8 p.m.  Rainfall of up to a half-inch of rain had fallen in Western Indiana.  The average of six computer models placed just under a half inch down int he city before the change to snow.

SWITCH TO SNOW

Rain will press east after midnight as colder air pushes into the state.  Timing of the cold air will be critical as to how much snow will fall.  We bracket the hours of after 1 a.m. to before 3 a.m. for the change to snow in the city.  A wet 1″ snowfall is possible by early Tuesday morning but it is not expected to be evenly distributed.  Slick spots are possible as temperature fall quickly after 12 a.m.

BLAST OF COLD

The wild temperature ride will continue Tuesday.  The thermometer is expected to tumble back to 25 degrees by sunrise but the strong winds will push the wind chill even lower.  By early morning, the wind chill could dip into the single digits especially north of the city.  The “feels-like” on the exposed skin.

Wind Chill forecast