The chill remains, first accumulating snow arrives
After a record setting year of snow last season it looks like Indianapolis and Central Indiana will see our first major snow event rather early this year with the potential for several inches of snow falling Sunday night into Monday morning. How much snow? Well as always it will depend on where you are but a widespread amount of 2 inches of snow seems reasonable at this point with perhaps significantly more snow than that falling in an isolated area.
Today: The cold chill remains in place with highs struggling to hit the 30s. We have a high of 35 degeres for Indianapolis. We should see some sunshine as we start the day before we begin to cloud up this afternoon. There will be a chance for some light snow showers later on this afternoon into the evening hours as a small wave passes through the state. No major accumulation is expected but I would expect we will see a few pictures of snow on cars and maybe even a picture or two of snow turning the ground white.
Sunday – Monday snow chance:
There’s a strong chance we will see a couple of communities seeing upwards of 3 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday. I have the heaviest of the snow falling along and just north of I-70 but the national weather service has places around Brown County seeing the most snow. I think those places will see the most precipitation but I think they will also see some ice mixed in with the snow that will likely bring their totals down near the 1 – 2 inch range. Either way it goes, we are going to be dealing with snow accumulations as we start the day on Monday.
Sunday highs will be slightly warmer than today’s with highs in the upper 30s. It should be cloudy for most of the day with snow arriving as early as 4pm. Snow will pick up after 8pm and will continue fairly heavy and consistent through 2am on Monday.
Monday’s snow should begin to wrap up as the sun is coming up. Flurries will continue through at least the morning hours but accumulating snow should wrap up by 8am. Roads will be slick throughout Monday morning as crews catch up.
The rest of the week:
Monday highs should hit 30 degrees. Tuesday will likely be the coldest day of the week with a high of just 22 expected. Highs will near 40 degrees on both Wednesday and Thursday. At this point there is a significant difference in model data coming in for next Friday as a cool front is expected to push into the area either on Friday or Saturday. The European model brings the front in faster, on Friday, and has Friday significantly colder with a high of only 30 for the day.