The cold air arrived today as we expected and the cool down isn’t done yet for the state of Indiana and much of the Ohio Valley. Wind direction and the latest core of cold air will ensure that we see a multi-day stretch of cold weather.
TONIGHT: Skies remain mostly cloudy tonight and our wind will continue from the north at 5-10 mph. Temperatures will also fall to even colder levels overnight. We dropped into the mid 30s on Saturday morning but Sunday morning will be more like the mid 20s. This officially takes our overnight temperatures below average.
SUNDAY: A high pressure system arrives on Sunday, but the morning will begin cloudy before this can help decrease the cloud cover. Skies turn partly cloudy by the noon hour and mostly sunny for the late afternoon time frame. But the rays of sunshine will not be enough to correct this latest cold snap in central Indiana. Highs will only come in around 37° here in the city, and the mid 30s to the north. From Bloomington to Columbus, highs could reach the 40 degree mark. But this is another drop in temperatures for the second day in a row. It will feel chilly outside as we experience temperatures that are more typical in early February.
MONDAY: Monday will be chilly yet again in central Indiana with partly cloudy skies, light east winds and highs in the upper 30s. The core of cold air from the high pressure system will have settled into the state by this time so a warm up is not in the cards for us. Clouds will increase Monday evening in advance of our next low pressure system. We could even see some snow showers arriving before we hit midnight.
EXTENDED: Snow move back into central Indiana early Tuesday morning and the chance will remain throughout the day. There’s a small window on Tuesday afternoon where snow may briefly change to rain as temperatures increase above freezing. This event will be minor for our area with possibly some light accumulations of snow on grassy and elevated surfaces. But with pavement temperatures being as warm as they are now, we shouldn’t see much of an impact on roadways.
Temperatures eventually warm up on Thursday as our next low pressure moves into the state. Highs will make it back near the 50 degree mark that day and the chance for rain arrives late in the evening. Rain showers will continue on Friday with warmer temperatures again in the mid 50s.