The three months officially known as Meteorological Winter end tonight, but so what? March is standing by to come in like a lion, and this weekend’s storm may officially break the Snow Year record. All it would take is another six inches.
Looking for some good news? It won’t be as cold this afternoon, with milder temperatures and clouds moving into the state. There is a slight chance of snow late this afternoon around Terre Haute. Snow is likely over all of central Indiana tonight. An inch or less is expected.
The snow should be exiting Saturday morning by sunrise. Temps will jump into the mid and upper 30s. You still have a shot at the grocery store!
The next wave hits Saturday evening. There could be a couple of inches of snow by Sunday morning, and some sleet could mix in. There might be a pause for awhile, and then the last wave hits, and hits hardest. Snow will be heavy at times Sunday evening, and it could be mixed with sleet and freezing rain, especially from Indy southward. Final totals by Monday midday could reach 6-8 inches of snow (and sleet) across a large part of central Indiana. Totals should be lower around Bloomington to Columbus, where the sleet/freezing ratio portions of the equation will be higher.
The snow should wind down by later Monday morning. Like a lot of folks, Mother Nature seems especially bitter this season. Temps tumble to single digit lows again Tuesday and Wednesday morning. There is a chance of (lighter) snow Wednesday night.