Our latest, much-discussed snow storm *seems* like it’s already been around for a week, but It actually doesn’t kick in until this afternoon. Low pressure early Tuesday is organizing to the southwest and will pull from the Gulf of Mexico on the way to Kentucky. For us: that means snow.
The Winter Storm Warning from the NWS is unchanged, as is the basic forecast. The Warning begins at 1pm. The chance of snow begins after lunch, and then it becomes likely by late afternoon. It will moves in from the west and southwest. Snow will be heaviest tonight. Snow should end by midday Wednesday. Sleet and freezing rain may mix in to the southeast. The Indianapolis total should be 6-9 inches. North of Indy: 7-10 inches. Places like Bloomington and Columbus will see 4-7 inches.
The highest available moisture still looks to be to our north and east. The sleet and freezing rain would cut into the totals to the southeast, but places northeast of Indy may have the best shot at ten inches of just plain snow. I’m looking at you, Muncie and Richmond!
Kokomo, Marion, Muncie, Richmond
Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Anderson
Lafayette, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Greenwood, Avon, Greenfield
Winds could gust to 25 mph during the height of the storm tonight into early Wednesday morning. The system pulls away Wednesday morning, and another shot of cold air follows as yet another Arctic high pressure system sags into the Plains. Expect some negative numbers early Thursday and Friday, with highs only in the teens.
Lighter accumulating snow is possible this weekend. Best chance right now would be later Saturday into early Sunday.
The average high today is 37 and the average low is 21. Records are 69 and -12. The sun rises at 7:50 and it sets at 6:08.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 28. My forecast was 28.
Today: Snow develops in the afternoon. High 28.
Tonight: Snow, heavy at times. Low 19.
Wednesday: Mainly morning snow. Final totals of 6-9 inches. Up to 10 inches north of Indy. High 25.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low -1.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High 14.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low -6.
Friday: Partly sunny. High 16.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow late. Low 5.
Saturday: Chance of snow. High 21.
Saturday Night: Chance of snow. Low 7.
Sunday: Chance of snow. High 20.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low -1.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 17.