Skytrak13 Evening Forecast 1/8/2017


We're wrapping up the weekend on a cold, but quiet note in Central Indiana. You've probably noticed the expected increase in cloud cover. The layer of clouds, and a steady wind, aids in keeping temperatures up into the lower/mid teens tonight.

But that same wind also produces single digit wind chills tonight into the Monday morning commute and bus stop. Clouds have more bark than bite Monday and temperatures slowly creep toward the freezing mark for the first time since midnight last Wednesday.

We'll need to monitor surface temperatures closely Monday night/early Tuesday morning as there remains a real possibility of sleet/freezing rain for a few hours. This may last long enough to make some roadways/sidewalks icy during the Tuesday morning commute. While we're not expecting significant ice accumulations at this time, it could be enough to warrant Advisories by the time we get there. Please check back.

Temperatures eventually creep into the 40s with a good deal of fog and showers Tuesday. The air mass continues to moderate mid-week with highs in the 50s Wednesday/Thursday. Wind-whipped rain is likely along with the potential of locally severe storms underneath a dynamic jet stream.

The forecast gets rather complicated Friday into next weekend with the "potential" of ice accumulations across Central Indiana. However it should be noted that while guidance gives us medium/high confidence of a wet setup... it's impossible to determine exact precipitation type and location of a crucial frontal boundary at this time.

Yes we need to be aware of the "potential", but there is no reason to get worried now due to high levels of uncertainty and the fact a few degrees (at the surface or aloft) could drastically change the outcome. We advise that you stay with us this week for updates - Sean Ash