(This is an exclusive shot of me in the tracking/alerting/skype-ing snow-chasing Indiana Weather Monster Truck.)
The Weather Service has been reporting freezing drizzle overnight. It’s too light to be reflected on My Huge Radar, but could be a small factor this morning. You might notice it most on elevated surfaces. Temperatures are already at 32 or even a little higher south of Indy. In fact, at 5am Muncie was also at 33, and Lafayette was right at 32. (Indy was still at 31.) Fog is also into the mix, with the visibility running about 2 miles during the overnight hours. And, In case you never looked outside yesterday evening: in most places there’s a new 3/4″ of snow on that one spot on the sidewalk that you’d cleared off.
That little skiff of snow was expected, and is in fact actually part of the plan of milder air moving in. Surface temps should pass 32 by the end of the morning rush hours and we’ll just be looking at drizzle chances until the steady rain kicks in tonight. That should start around 5pm in Lafayette and around 6pm in South Bend, and the Indianapolis metro area. Rain will start by 7 or 8pm in Muncie and Richmond.