Indiana will likely get slammed with a variety of winter weather this week. It could begin with some freezing rain Monday Night.
A strong low pressure system just coming onshore in California this morning will push across central Indiana Tuesday through Wednesday.
As the system approaches cold air will be in place at the surface, however very warm and moist air will be pulled into the system on southerly winds, resulting in warm air aloft. This will result in freezing rain or sleet across much of central Indiana on Tuesday and Tuesday night. As the low passes to our east all of
the precipitation will change over to snow.
At this time…north and west central Indiana…including the cities of Kokomo and Lafayette look to remain cold enough that all of the precipitation should fall in the form of snow. However snowfall may be heavy and snowfall amounts in excess of 10 inches may be possible by Wednesday evening.
Farther south…including the cities of Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Bloomington, New Castle and Muncie: warm air is expected to be present and precipitation may fall as sleet or freezing rain. significant ice accumulation is possible…with ice accumulation amounts near one inch. Furthermore…strong winds
gusting up to 35 mph are expected on Wednesday afternoon. this combination could result in widespread downed trees and power lines.