December 5th, 2013 at 12:21 pm by Pamela Gardner under Weather
According to the latest forecast models this afternoon, we are increasing the snowfall potential today through Saturday morning. Indianapolis and areas along I-70 will see 5″ to 9″ of snow. The models are in agreement in the track of the snowfall, putting everything farther north. That’s why we upped the totals around Lafayette and Kokomo to 2″ to 5″. Southern Indiana may get a boatload of snow with 9″ to a foot.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through Friday night. The Winter Storm Warning for areas south of Indy will be in effect this evening through Friday night. The sleet/rain mix is already moving into central Indiana. Temperatures continue to stay steady or fall during the day. This evening the wintry mix changes to snow. Stay tuned for further updates from the Forecast 8 team.
December 5th, 2013 at 9:07 am by Pamela Gardner under Weather
Sleet is moving in to the western and northern part of the state already. A light glazing of ice is possible on elevated surfaces as the sleet moves northeast through the state. Terre Haute, Crawfordsville, and Lafayette are already getting the ice. This is just the start to our winter weather.
This evening a Winter Storm warning and Winter Weather Advisory go into effect through Friday night. Most of the wintry weather moves in this evening and then again Friday afternoon and evening. The sleet & freezing rain come first this evening with ice accumulation between .10″ and .25″ by midnight tonight. Then the snow accumulation takes over for Friday morning and again Friday afternoon/evening. Indy could see 4″ to 7″ of snow when it’s all said and done.
December 5th, 2013 at 8:27 am by Pamela Gardner under Weather
Temperatures are falling and a light wintry mix is moving northeast through Illinois. The light wintry mix may hold together and will move into central Indiana late this morning according to the latest forecast model runs. Still, the bulk of the precipitation and ice/snow accumulation will be later this evening. Stay tuned.
December 5th, 2013 at 6:20 am by Pamela Gardner under Weather
Right now: A few thundershowers are moving through southern Indiana to the northeast. These showers will just skim the southern edge of our viewing area. The colder air is already filtering in…temps range from the upper 30s in Lafayette to the lower 50s in southeastern Indiana.
Today: Temperatures continue to fall this afternoon…reaching the mid 30s by the evening commute. This is also when our first wave of precipitation moves in, first in the form of rain.
Timing through tonight & Ice Accum.: This afternoon we will be dry and cloudy. By the evening commute some light rain moves in…there could be some sleet that mixes in with the rain. The colder air cuts into the system as it spreads through Indiana this evening. By 8pm according to Forecast 8 Futurecast we see the sleet in Indianapolis and snow in northwestern Indiana. The ice accumulation continues in southern Indiana through midnight and the ice changes to snow for Indy by that time. Ice accumulation overnight tonight will be .10″ along I-70 and northward, .10″ to .25″ around I-70, .25″ or more in southern Indiana.
Warning/Advisory: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for southern Indiana 10 pm to midnight Friday night. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas along I-70 from 7pm to midnight Friday night.
Timing the Snow & Accum.: There is a break from the snow 7am Friday, but then more snow fills in again for the afternoon and evening hours. Total snow accumulation will be 4″ to 7″ along I-70 (including Indy), lesser amounts to the north due to the sharp cut-off, 7″ of snow or more in southern Indiana. This is through Saturday morning.
*If there is more ice that mixes in with the system that could make the snowfall totals less.
Extended forecast: Arctic air settles in as we get a break from the winter precipitation on Saturday. Sunday into Monday another wave moves through central Indiana, giving us a mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow. Stay tuned for updates on totals with this system.
December 4th, 2013 at 10:23 am by Pamela Gardner under Weather
The latest forecast models are coming in…and the Forecast 8 team is updating your forecast for the noon show on WISH-TV.
Through Saturday 7am we will have 5″ to 8″ of total snow accumulation. There will be a sharp cut-off to the north and to the south. The freezing line will be right over the southern edge of Indiana during this event, so some ice could also mix in to places south of I-70. Some isolated spots could get 8″ of snow or more (Bloomington, Columbus). This is all after one round of snow daybreak Friday and another round Friday night.
We will have third round of a wintry mix Sunday and more snow accumulation for daybreak Monday. Stay tuned for further updates.
December 4th, 2013 at 7:51 am by Pamela Gardner under Weather
The dense fog has settled into Kokomo, Marion and Muncie…as well as around Terre Haute. The fog will stick around until 10am. Visibility may be reduced to under a quarter of a mile in patchy areas.
December 4th, 2013 at 6:02 am by Pamela Gardner under Weather
There are two winter systems that will move through Indiana. The first system doesn’t arrive until Thursday night.
This morning there are areas of patchy dense fog. Visibility is under a mile in areas west of Indianapolis. In Indianapolis the fog is high enough that it isn’t causing reduced visibility at ground-level, but the fog is hiding the tall downtown buildings. The patchy dense fog remains through 10am this morning. Temperatures are mild in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Highs today get very warm in the upper 50s and lower 60s. A few light rain showers are possible with gloomy conditions all afternoon. Lows tonight start falling to the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Temps on Thursday continue to fall throughout the day. Forecast 8 Futurecast shows rain first for Thursday…but as the temps fall the rain changes to all snow by 7pm. Areas along I-70 and to the north could see 2″ to 4″ of snow by 7am Friday. Southern Indiana may get more ice so that could hinder those snow totals. We are going with 1″ to 2″ of snow and ice through Friday daybreak. Another round of snow moves in Friday evening that could add a few more inches of snow to our totals.
We get a break from the snow on Saturday afternoon. A second system, and our third round of snow moves in Sunday through Monday. This system is a little more uncertain with the exact timing, track and totals. Stay tuned for further updates from the Forecast 8 Team.