Snow chance tonight, gradual warm up next week

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Kelly Greene

It was a record snowfall for Indianapolis on Valentine's Day, with over 5.5″ of snow.   We are now 2nd snowiest season (December – February) on record and the 4th snowiest year on record.  We need about an inch to break the season record and about 8 to break the year snowfall record.  Both records were set in 1981-1982.

The skies are slowly clearing out this morning.  It will be mostly sunny today with temperatures running more than 15 degrees below normal.  Afternoon highs will top out in the low 20s with wind chill values in the single digits.

Clouds will increase this afternoon with a chance of late afternoon snow.  Snow showers will become likely later this evening.  Snow will continue during the overnight into early Sunday morning.  Around an inch or two of snow is expected.

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Temperatures will fall into the upper teens.

Another clearing arrives Sunday with temperatures climbing to 30 degrees.

Another system arrives on Monday, bringing the chance of a wintry mix in the morning with rain likely by afternoon.   Temperatures will climb into the upper 30s.  This system could have a messy start and this will be something we will continue to track.

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The gradual warm up will continue through the work week with temperatures climbing to near 50 degrees by Thursday.  Another shot of rain arrives on Thursday, as well.