EVENING – TONIGHT: Rain continues to move across the region from the west and south. This is as an area of low pressure moves to the regions north and west this afternoon, as it does a cold front will continue sweeping across the region today bringing those rain chances with it.
This evening rain will continue to the northeast and east across the region as the cold front moves east. By 4-5 PM rain looks to be occurring across very eastern Illinois, Indiana, and western Ohio. At this time the cold front looks to be moving across central Indiana.
By 9-10 PM this evening the front will be located across western Ohio and most of the rain will be out of the region. However, cold air will rush in pretty quickly behind the front. With some leftover moisture in place some light snow showers and flurries can’t be ruled out.
Through the overnight hours some isolated snow showers and flurries will remain possible, but it’s not going to be anything significant.
Regarding new rainfall, .10-.25” will be more widespread over the region through this evening, while .30-.50” could occur in some isolated areas.
While some snow showers and flurries are possible late this evening into the overnight little to no accumulation is forecast to occur. Perhaps a couple of areas may see a very light dusting to a .1-.2”. However, even that looks pretty limited at this time.
Overnight not anticipating any serious problems, as temperatures drop at or below freezing any wet surfaces will have the potential to freeze. However, there will be ample time for most things to dry between the time the rain ends and the cold air moves in.
WEEKEND: Saturday an area of arctic high pressure will start to ridge into the region from the northwest. That will enforce cold air for Saturday along with mostly cloudy skies.
Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 20’s north to upper 30’s south.
Sunday morning we will be watching a clipper system move closer to the forecast region. The best chance for snow will lie across northern zone 7 and 1 from morning through about 7 PM. However, we will be watching as these clippers do have a tendency to shift south.
While models are not overly aggressive with this system currently, we will watch this closely as these clippers can change on the modeling. With that being said, we will have the latest forecast as it is needed.