Nice…Then Ice

January 26th, 2013 at 6:29 am by under Weather

Saturday starts with a fresh cover of light snow, and more single digit wind chills. Snow showers off Lake Michigan stretch toward Fort Wayne, and could keep the morning cloud count higher around Muncie and the northeast corner of central Indiana.

It’s definitely a 50/50 weekend. High pressure over the upper Midwest controls today’s weather. Expect a partly to mostly sunny sky, and seasonably cold temps.

Clouds increase quickly Sunday morning, as our next weather maker approaches from the west. Mild air in the middle and upper part of the atmosphere gets here first. As precip falls as a ligquid…it will land and freeze upon our cold surfaces. Expect a tenth of an inch or less of ice accumulation. That shouldn’t cause widespread power line or tree problems, but it will be enough to make streets slick.

The ice could start in the late morning, and is most likely in the afternoon. Surface temperatures should warm to freezing or above by evening. Our Up And Down weather then shifts into a warmer gear Monday through Wednesday.  The biggest rain chance is Tuesday, when I expect steady rain and even some thunder. February starts with another blast of Arctic air.



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