Winter cold lingers with light snow Tuesday

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Sean Ash

Clouds increase the rest of the afternoon in advance of an upper level system that will bring light snow to Central Indiana.  Overcast has more bark than bite this evening and much of tonight.  Snow showers are fair game by 7am Tuesday, as quick burst of snow moves across Central Indiana.  Any accumulation will be minor and likely under one inch.

Snow in March is not unheard of… in fact, 9.1″ fell on March 24-25 of last year.  The average date of last measurable snow in Indianapolis is March 30th and the latest date for measurable snow during the snow "year" May 28th of 1923.

This upper level system will reinforce the already colder than normal air…and ensure highs in the 30s Tuesday and Wednesday.

Warmer, but wetter, days are ahead Thursday and Friday.  Rain should depart the region by Friday evening as a cold font pushes moisture southward.  For now the weekend looks dry and eventually much warmer, as highs Sunday shoot into the middle 60s.

Hang in there if you're winter weary. Spring warmth is just around the corner. Have a great afternoon.