I may have as many items on my forecast list as you have on your Christmas list.
The fog is back this morning, along with our recently persistent clouds. I’m more optimistic about today’s sky, however. Should be some sun this afternoon and again Wednesday. Let’s skip to the exciting part.
Deep low pressure will move northeast from Oklahoma Wednesday night to central Illinois Thursday morning to north of Detroit by Friday morning. Areas to the north and west of the low’s path could get as much as a foot of snow.
Most of central Indiana will get rain (and possibly thunder) Wednesday night into Thursday morning, changing to snow by Thursday afternoon. Could be an inch from around Indy north/northwest-ward, but 2-4 inches are possible along Lake Michigan’s snow belt, primarily Thursday night into Friday morning as much colder winds move across the mild water.
Judging from the computer projections, about a half an inch of moisture is possible from this system, but again – most of it will be in the form of rain. What if were snow? That could easily translate to a five inch snow storm.
The last time I even can find a 4 inch+ snowfall in Indy is 4.4 inches on January 11….of 2011! I do NOT want to be on the streets the first time it “really” snows again around here.
The average high today is 38 and the average low is 24. Records are 65 and -10. The sunrise time is 8:01 and the sun sets at 5:23.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 46. The forecast was 49.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Morning clouds and patches of fog. Some sun this afternoon. Wind: W/SW 5-15 mph. High 46.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 34.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 51.
Wednesday Night: Shower chances, especially after midnight. Low 48.
Thursday: Rain changing to snow in the afternoon as the temps fall and winds get gusty, up to 30 mph! High 48.
Thursday Night: Snow showers. Breezy. Low 21.
Friday: Partly cloudy with cold breezes. High 32.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low 21.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 37.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 23.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 35.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 24.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 39.