Morning Snow Then Brief Warm Up Before Sub-Zero Cold Returns
Our latest snow-maker hits this morning to provide a quick burst of snow between now and midday. A fluffy 1″ to 2″ is possible for Indianapolis, with 2″ to 4″ for areas north of 465.
Please note that even minor accumulations will make roads extremely dangerous this morning due to temperatures starting out in the teens. A little will go a long way to make for messy travel.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in place along and north of I-70 until 7am Monday.
A strong southwest wind will gust over 30mph to cause blowing/drifting snow heading into the afternoon. The warm nose of air also pushes temperatures "briefly" into the upper 30s this afternoon.
The warm up is Fool's Gold, with another Arctic front blasting into Central Indiana late evening…causing snow and snow squalls to erupt before midnight.
The combination of another 1″-2″+ of snow tonight, and temperatures near zero Monday morning, leads to what we believe will be extremely dangerous roads come this time Monday.
A Wind Chill Watch is up for all of Central Indiana for later tonight into Wednesday morning.
Wind chills tomorrow will be in the 25 to 30 below range and drop to 35 to 45 below Tuesday morning. School delays and closures look very likely to start the week.
Temperatures will modify later in the week, but snow chances return Thursday.
There is potential for a heavy precip event next weekend, but details are sketchy at this point due to model divergence. We'll update in the days ahead.