Snow to hamper travelers Wednesday, warmer end to holiday weekend

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Snow totals over a half foot possible far east by late Wednesday ngiht

BACK TO THE COLD AIR

Tuesday afternoon remained rather cloudy and certainly cold.  The afternoon temperature barely reached the freezing mark at a time of the year when the normal high is 47°.

FALL 2014: Tuesday is the 52 day since September 1st below normal (61%). This is now the 9th coldest fall on record for Indianapolis. A chill that holds throughput Thanksgiving and Friday.

One of the coldest autumn's on record.

One of the coldest autumn’s on record.

SNOW FOR BIG TRAVEL DAY WEDNESDAY

Light snow will develop later into the day Wednesday as a clipper system approaches.  The system is losing some strength as it arrives but could produce some light snow and light snow accumulations mainly southwest of the city.

RPM model forecast radar 8 PM Wednesday

RPM model forecast radar 8 PM Wednesday

Travel headaches  are most likely to occur east as snow develops late Wednesday morning into early Wednesday afternoon. Winter storm warnings issued east of Indiana for 6″+ snowfall. Travel Thursday should be much quieter weather-wise. The east coast storm should depart by late Wednesday night.

Winter advisories hoisted form travel Wedneway

Winter advisories hoisted form travel Wednesday

Snow totals over a half foot possible far east by late Wednesday ngiht

Snow totals over a half-foot possible far east by late Wednesday night

TEMPERATURES RISE WITH PACIFIC FLOW DEVELOPING

A warm front is on the way arriving late Friday night to early Saturday morning.   Mild air, originating from the Pacific and not from the arctic will spread east initiating the temperature jump here.  Stronger winds carry pacific air in for another brief go. Temperatures could jump well into the 50s to near 60 by early Sunday.

Weather map 7 AM Saturday

Weather map 7 AM Saturday