Bitter cold slowly eases
Sunshine continues to fill the sky over Central Indiana, and we need every bit of it. The coldest temperatures this afternoon remain north of Indianapolis in the deeper/fresher snow pack. Highs from Lafayette, Muncie, Kokomo, Peru, and Muncie will be just a few degrees above zero. Meanwhile, temperatures south of I-70 should hit double digits.
Lows tonight will not be as harsh but still demands your attention to detail in regards to preventing exterior wall pipes from bursting. Another round of sunshine is on tap Wednesday and many areas climb above twenty degrees. Clouds increase Thursday with the arrival of a fairly weak upper level disturbance and may trigger some light snow. Atmospheric lift becomes more sufficient for snow producing Friday afternoon, and shovelable snow is possible Friday night.
A moisture laden low pressure system arrives this weekend. A quick one to two inches is possible Friday night (especially north of Indy). Model trends are for a warmer solution in Central Indiana Saturday morning into afternoon, which would equate to a changeover to a cold rain. This rain may switch back to a burst of snow Saturday night before exiting Sunday morning.
Medium range guidance continues to advertise a high impact storm in the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley next Tuesday-Wednesday. It's far off… so no need for specifics, but it's definitely on our radar (no pun intended).