Skies remain cloudy this afternoon and some isolated showers are still possible, especially in the eastern half of the state. Some of those isolated showers had developed around 4 PM just east of Indianapolis and stretching up into the Muncie area. Anything we see at this point would be minor in terms of rainfall with only sprinkles possible.
Temperatures fall quickly this evening and we’ll end up near the 30 degree mark by Tuesday morning. This will still keep temperatures well above normal for this time of year when considering the morning low. The average overnight low for mid January is around 20°F. We’ll see a brief break in the clouds this evening but skies turn mostly cloudy to overcast again tonight. Winds will decrease as well and shift more to the west at 5 to 10 mph.
A clipper system rolls through the state on Tuesday and this will bring in the chance for rain and snow across our area. The image to the left is Fox Futurecast at 4 PM Tuesday. Temperatures will be warm enough to bring in mainly rainfall to our area with more snow being picked up in northern Indiana. But as temperatures drop Tuesday evening, more of the snow will start to take over. But don’t expect any large accumulations of snowfall on Tuesday evening. Temperatures will fall from our high of 37°F Tuesday afternoon down to 19°F by Wednesday morning. It’s proof that colder air is returning.
Snowfall will continue on Wednesday. You shouldn’t expect it to snow all day but we will see some light waves of snow pushing through. Here’s a look at Fox Futurecast at 2 PM Wednesday. Wrap around moisture behind our clipper system will bring in some light snow. Temperatures will definitely be cold enough for this to only be snow on Wednesday. Temperatures will only make it into the low 20s that afternoon.
The models all agree today with .4-.6” of snow possible. Any of the accumulating snow would happen on Wednesday. Temperatures will be much colder on Wednesday, barely making it to 20° for that afternoon’s high temperature.
REST OF THE WEEK:
Thursday will be mostly cloudy and warmer across the state. A steady wind from the south will push us back into the mid 30s for a “near normal” temperature day. But don’t let your guard down when it comes to snow. Another system rolls in on Friday to bring back the chance for light snowfall and temperatures will come crashing down! We’ll hit a high of 23° after midnight and slip into the teens Friday afternoon. At this point, snowfall amounts look like they’ll end up under the 1″ mark.