Let me do the math for you – we’ll have to add before we subtract. At least, a little. An inch or less of snow is expected across central Indiana Thursday. A couple of upper waves are responsible for that, along with a warm front at the surface to our south.
By tonight, that warm front will be moving on past us to the north. A warm front generally means a boundary between milder and cooler air, with the warmer winning.
A likely scenario tonight and early Friday is that above freezing air will arrive, but a shallow layer near the surface will stay just below freezing. Thanks, snow pack! That would mean precipitation tonight could fall as a liquid and freeze on contact. Available moisture isn’t impressive, so the most likely outcome will be some freezing drizzle mixed with, or instead of, light snow.
As the front pulls away to the north Friday morning the wintry mix chances leave with it. Most of Friday will be dry, and by the time precipitation chances return in the afternoon, all levels around here should support just plain rain. And that rain is likely Friday night into Saturday morning. Expect rain totals ranging from ¾ to an inch by Saturday afternoon. Localized flooding – and widespread parking lot meltdowns – are expected.
The average high today is 35 and the average low is 21. Records are 66 and -18. The sun rises at 8:06 and it sets at 5:39.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 25. My forecast was 25.
Today: Light snow likely. An inch or less possible. High 32.
Tonight: Chance of light snow, which could be mixed with freezing drizzle. Low 29.
Friday: Slight chance of early morning freezing drizzle. Chance of afternoon rain. High 42.
Friday Night: Rainy. Low 40.
Saturday: Rain in the morning. Chance of rain in the afternoon. High 43.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 21.
Sunday: Mostly to partly sunny. High 43.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 35.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 41.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 25.
Tuesday: Chance of rain and snow showers. High 39.
Tuesday Night: Chance of snow showers. Low 18.
Wednesday: Chance of flurries High 27.