Indianapolis records its first measurable snowfall of the season

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --Good Tuesday afternoon! It's December 13 and Indianapolis recorded its first measurable snowfall of the season! The latest first snowfall for the city is January 4, 1940. Indy saw 3.9 inches of snowfall and was among some of the cities with the highest totals today.

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We knew we would have a heavier band set up around the I-70 corridor from Indianapolis and east and that happened but also extended a bit farther west of Indy as well. In general, snow totals ranged from 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher totals of 4 inches.

The snow has come to an end in Indy and we'll decrease the cloud cover this evening. In fact, some clearing looks to take place by 5 p.m. Snow on the ground, along with a clearing sky andlight winds will set the stage for some very cold air tonight. Lows will range from the upper single digits to the low teens. Wind chills will range from 0 to 10 degrees with some sub-zero wind chills expected across northern Indiana. rpm-4-km-precip-type

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Freezing fog is also a possibility tonight. Drive carefully tonight and into Wednesday morning as roads may be slick!

Temperatures Wednesday afternoon will be in the low 20s with a breeze developing. Some flurries can't be ruled out with wind chills between 5 and 15 degrees across the area.

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Thursday will bring lows in the lower single digits with sub-zero wind chills. Another storm system will affect central Indiana this weekend with snow moving in on Friday. Right now it looks like we may see snow then a wintry mix late Friday. Temperatures will warm Saturday with a warm front where rain is expected. A cold front moves in Saturday night and will lead to rapidly falling temperatures and a wintry mix changing to snow by early Sunday! Stay tuned! --Danielle Dozier

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