This chart shows the arrival time of wintry weather Wednesday.
By afternoon around Lafayette, and into the evening south and east of Indianapolis. There will be some freezing rain and sleet mixed in from late Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning. All snow Thursday. Wind will be gusty Wednesday night and Thursday, which could be an issue with ice-coated limbs and power lines. Blowing snow Thursday may be an issue with keeping the roads clear.
The chart below is the Weather Service forecast of final snow totals, which is similar to my thinking.
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LAFAYETTE: 10-18″ snow Wed+Thu
MUNCIE/ANDERSON: 8-12″ snow Wed afternoon+Thu
(about .10″ ice) **12+ around Marion**
INDY+METRO: 6-10″ snow Wed late pm/eve+Thu
(up to .25″ ice)
SOUTH/EAST OF INDY: 4-8″ snow Wed eve+Thu
(up to .25″ ice)
January snow at Indianapolis is the 3rd lowest since records began. Catch up time!
INDY SEVEN DAY FORECAST
Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. Mild! High 54.
Tuesday Night: Rain. Low 36.
Wednesday: Morning rain. Rain could mix with freezing rain later in the afternoon, as temps fall below freezing. High 36.
Wednesday Night: Snow, mixed at times with sleet and freezing rain. Wind gusting to 25 mph. Low 22.
Thursday: Snow, and blowing snow. Snow will be heavy at times. Wind gusting to 30 mph. High 25.
Thursday Night: Snow diminishes late. FINAL SNOW TOTALS of 6-10 inches, on top of a layer of ice. Final totals 4-8 inches south and east of Indy. Low 11.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 19.
Friday Night: Clear and cold. Low 0.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 24.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 10.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 32.
Sunday Night; Partly cloudy. Low 14.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 28.
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