WINTER STORM TIMELINE : What you can expectJanuary 3rd, 2014 at 6:06 pm by Robb Ellis under Weather
Are you prepared for heavy snow and bitter cold? You have about 24 to 36 hours before conditions deteriorate. Here’s a timeline of what to expect through the weekend and for snowfall totals and cold temperatures.
South winds will actually keep temperatures from being quite as cold as last night. Lows will still be cold though, with values around 5 to 15 degrees. Most clear skies will continue.
A more mild day with highs near freezing and mostly clear skies for the early part of the day. Clouds will increase through the evening as the snow storm approaches. Lows near 18.
WINTER STORM WATCH
Snow begins likely before daybreak. Snow will begin as a heavy wet snow, and areas south of Indy may begin as rain or wintry mix. Temperatures will be near 30 through midday.
Strong north winds will kick in and could gust to 30+ mph. Temperatures will respond by dropping dramatically. Snow will become much fluffier toward the end of the system, but as winds pick up, blowing and drifting snow will be a concern. Temperatures will drop into the -10s overnight. Snow shuts down by Monday morning. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10″ WITH ISOLATED 12″+.
Wind chill warnings will likely be issued for Monday and Tuesday with gusty winds of 20 to 30 mph continuing. Temperatures will remain in the -10s most of the day, bringing wind chill values of -20 to -40 degrees. Highs near -10 with lows of -18. Mostly clear skies but continues windy.
Winds will lighten a bit with temperatures remaining below 0. Highs near -3 with lows near -6. Mostly clear skies. Wind chill values will continue to be -20 to -40 degrees.
Rest of next week:
Temperatures will continue a gradual warming trend, but remain below average. Highs will return to the 30s by the end of the week, and another chance of snow showers will arrive on Wednesday and Thursday.