SNOWFALL TOTALS UPDATE: Winter Storm Breakdown

December 4th, 2013 at 9:19 pm by under Uncategorized, Weather

Are you ready for the SNOW? Here’s our official forecast. It looks like most of central Indiana will see significant accumulation by the end of the week. Exactly how much snow you’ll see really depends on where are you, and it’s still a tricky forecast for Friday.

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SNOWFALL:
Overall, snowfall totals will be heaviest to the south, with some spots potentially getting 8″ of snow in southern Indiana. The Indy metro area is likely to see 2″ to 5″ of snow. While there’s still some uncertainty in the second in a series of winter storms, we’re locking these numbers down as the event draws near.

TIMING:

Tonight
Very warm. Temperatures will stay in the 50s but will drop just before daybreak and continue dropping. Some clouds may move out and partial clearing may occur.

Timeline 1   

Thursday Morning
Some sunshine is possible but clouds will be filling in. Temperatures will likely be warmer during the morning, and drop through the day. Highs in the 40s but dropping into the low 30s.

Timeline 2

Thursday Evening
Temperatures continue to drop as light precipitation moves in. This will start as a wintry mix. Some rain is likely (mainly south) with sleet/snow and rain all possible before changing over to snow. Rain and sleet will eat into snow accumulations in those locations that are slow to changeover to snow. But a good healthy 1″ to 2″ of snow is possible from this first system through Friday morning.

Timeline 3

Friday Morning
A brief break between systems is possible (for the metro area, precipitation may continue in southern Indiana through morning). The second system that will approach has lower confidence in track and ingredients. It still appears as though additional significant snowfall in southern and central Indiana is likely from this system.

Timeline 4

Friday Evening
Snow continues through evening, and the heaviest amounts will likely be in southern and south-central Indiana. Some overall snowfall totals could reach 8″. Snow tapers off by midnight.

Saturday
A very cold day with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens. Any snow on the ground will keep temperatures down through the weekend. Partly cloudy skies.

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Sunday and Monday
A 3rd wintry system arrives late Sunday and could begin as a little wintry mix. Precipitation type in this system remains much more of a question and moisture appears more limited. So still plenty of variables in this forecast. System appears to wrap up Monday morning.

Next week
With snow remaining on the ground, and another Arctic blast set to move in, temperatures could be the coldest of the year, with single digits possible for overnight lows.

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