Northern track equals more snow
If you are wondering why there is more snow than expected farther north, it is because the track of this latest winter weather system came farther north. It looked like this was going to happen, which is the reason the National Weather Service added Indianapolis and communities just to the north to the winter weather advisory this morning. The snow totals are a widespread 2-4 for most of central Indiana. There will be a few places with 5. We are not done with the snow either. There is more in the weekend forecast.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 8pm. The steady snow will end early this evening. It will take you a bit longer to get to your Valentine's day dinner, but roads will improve later this evening. It will be cold overnight, with clearing skies lows are forecast in the range of 5-10 degrees.
Saturday will start with sun, but end with more light snow. Snow will fall from about 7pm Saturday through 7am Sunday. Another 1-3 inches of snow will be possible. Sunday afternoon will be dry, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 20s.
Another weather system arrives on Monday. Right now this looks to be a rain event from Indianapolis south, but snow can't be ruled out north. We will watch this one closely.
Milder air is still on the way for much of next week, with highs in the 40s on Tuesday and Wednesday and 50s on Thursday and Friday. There is another chance for rain on Thursday.