We had another cold day with temperatures below the freezing mark here in Indianapolis. But our southern locations saw a totally different afternoon with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s and even a few breaks in the clouds.
Fog is developing in the city early this evening and visibilities are already less than 1 mile here in the city and around 1 mile in Muncie. Make sure you slow down and drive carefully if you’ll be out this evening. This dense fog was also being picked up throughout Hendricks county and that will likely be the case for many of the counties surrounding Marion County.
A clipper system is headed into the state this evening and this will bring in more minor accumulations of snow for us. We’ll pick up a half-inch of snow or less from I-70 and to the north. Around 1″ of snow could fall in places like Muncie, Peru and Kokomo. Higher amounts of snow are expected in the northern part of the state. Once again, we could be looking at slight roads for the northern half of our viewing area late tonight.
Temperatures will fall into the low 20s here in the city by Tuesday morning but warmer to the south where temperatures should only fall into the mid to upper 20s.
Tuesday will be a little bit warmer across the state and temperatures make closer to the 30 degree mark. But another fast-moving clipper system will swing through the state. Fox Futurecast picks up this snow as early as 8 AM and lasting through 3 PM Tuesday. But this wave could add more snow on the ground. The models are picking up around 1″ or less of snow for midday Tuesday. But getting a patch of 1.5″ of snow cannot be ruled out.
Wednesday will actually be dry and we’ll see a few more breaks in the clouds. Temperatures will jump up into the upper 30s that afternoon with winds increasing from the south at 9-15 mph. Thursday will be another warmer day as well as warm air continues to move into the state. We are looking at highs around 43°F on Thursday with rain arriving that evening. Rain is likely on Friday and Saturday and this could be a very heavy rainfall. The models are picking up more than 2″ of rain over this time-frame. This along with the melting snow could result in some localized flooding. This system is still taking shape and the temperature will determine if this is a big rain or big snow event. From what I’m seeing this evening, this looks to mainly be a rain event on Friday and Saturday. We’ll start to see the chance for snow on Sunday but it’s all about the temperature profile. Both the GFS and European models have us on the warm side for now but that could change. More updates to come as the week continues!