The coldest air in 20 years still dominates Tuesday morning in central Indiana, with chills ranging from 30 to 35 below zero. A Wind Chill Warning is in place until 7pm.
The core of the coldest air (the “Polar Vortex” you may suddenly be hearing about) begins pulling away this afternoon and recovery will come, slowly but surely. Temps in central Indiana should go above zero after lunch. Temps will stay fairly steady tonight and may even rise after midnight.
I wish the precipitation news was as good as the temperature news. (Have you noticed? We could use a dry spell.) Although no big storms are expected soon there is a chance for a dusting of snow showers tomorrow afternoon. Another system, another threat Thursday. This looks likely to put down an inch or two of snow. The biggest totals will be in the north/northwest third of the state.
More moisture Friday, but this time it’s a liquid thing. Rain chances begin Friday, and peak Friday night and Saturday. We could have up to an inch of un-welcome water this weekend, so we’ll switch from watching thermometers to watching river levels again.
The average high today is 35 and the average low is 21. Records are 68 (from 2008) and -17 (from 1970.) The sunrise time is 8:06 and it sets at 5:37.
Today: WIND CHILL WARNING until 7pm. Mostly to partly sunny. Chills 20 to 35 below until afternoon. High 7.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Temps steady, or even rising after midnight. Low 7.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. A dusting of light snow possible in the afternoon. High 26.
Wednesday Night: Chance of snow showers. Low 16.
Thursday: Chance of light snow. An inch or two possible. High 32.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of light snow. Low 29.
Friday: Chance of afternoon rain. High 38.
Friday Night: Showers likely, with rising temps. Low 42.
Saturday: Showers. High 44.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 34.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. High 46.
Sunday Night: Chance of rain and snow showers. Low 35.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. High 43.