Another bitter cold night in Indiana

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A batch of light snow and flurries departs central Indiana by midnight and clouds clear as well. The stage is set for another bitterly cold night as lows tank to -10 to 0. Combined with a 5-10mph and wind chills return to the -20 to -10 range early Sunday morning.

Expect another slow climb out of the single digits on Sunday. Thankfully the sky will be bright, and eventually highs creep into the 20s. Most of Monday is cloudy but dry as highs climb into the lower 30s.

We'll need to monitor conditions closely Monday night into predawn Tuesday for the potential of a period of freezing rain... perhaps lasting long enough to cause slick travel in parts of Central Indiana before surface temperatures climb above 32 degrees. Please check back for updates on a potentially slick start Tuesday morning.

Then it's warmer, wet, and windy Tuesday as highs slowly climb to near 50 degrees and the potential of late day thunderstorms with strong wind gusts.

Another surge of warmer than normal air hits Thursday with highs of 55-60 degrees. Rain and thunderstorms accompany this warm up and then we'll focus on the potential of a heavy precipitation event next weekend.

It's much too early for specifics, but you should know that all precipitation types are possible... and accumulations of snow, sleet, and freezing rain are possible. At this time it's uncertain which side of a strong temperature gradient the viewing area will be on. But early model guidance suggest a swath of 1"-3" of liquid across the Ohio Valley. We'll update in the week ahead and relay trends - Sean Ash