EVENING – OVERNIGHT: An area of high pressure is currently in place off to the regions east. While we have seen some sunshine, clouds are on the increase across the forecast region.
Overnight mostly to completely clouds skies can be anticipated across the region. We will be watching a strong area of low pressure move to the regions south and southwest. I do think the region will remain dry overnight, although wintry precipitation will be occurring just south of zones 5/6.
Lows overnight will be in the lower teens to low 20’s.
FRIDAY: The biggest story has been the impact of the significant winter storm that will move closer to the region. While the majority of the forecast region won’t be impacted by this system we will be watching places right along the Ohio River as they will be at the most risk from this storm.
Highs on Friday will be in the mid 20’s to low 30’s.
Through the morning most places will be precipitation free. However, by 12-2 PM we will be watching the northern edge of the snow moving right around the IN/KY border.
Through the afternoon the snow looks to move slightly north and northeast just across the IN/KY state line around 4-5 PM.
Times of snow looks to continue through the evening hours, current timing looks like snow should come to an end around 12-1 AM Saturday morning across very southern Indiana.
The latest models do shows some decent snow right on and just north of the IN/KY border. This will likely be a scenario where one place could see 1.5” and 30 miles south could see 6”.
Many variables still exist with this system such as the strength of the northern high pressure, the dry air north of the storm, and when exactly the transfer of energy off the east coast occurs. For this reason we will be watching this system closely over the next 12-24 hours as any minor changes would have an impact on the overall forecast, so make sure to check back!
For this reason winter storm warnings are in place across very southern Indiana until 7 AM Saturday.
Winds on Friday will be strong at times with gusts of 20-30 mph possible. Wind chills Friday night will be in the single digits to mid-teens.
Friday night some low-level moisture will continue to stick around in the low levels of the environment. With that there will be the risk of some areas freezing drizzle or fog into early Saturday morning.
WEEKEND: An area of high pressure will build into the region on Saturday. Cold temperatures will remain Saturday with a mix of sun and clouds.
Highs will be in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s.
Sunday will also be a quiet day as the high slides off to the regions east. A mix of clouds and sun can be anticipated once again Sunday.
Temperatures do look to be slightly warmer Sunday with highs in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s.
MONDAY: Another area of low pressure will move into the region Monday. This will bring our next widespread chance of rain and/or snow to the region. The latest models suggest most of the region will be on the warm side of the storm so rain looks likely. However, we will continue to watch this system as it’s not set in stone.
Monday does look warmer with highs in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s.
Monday night a cold front will move through with the low tracking to the north of the forecast zones. It does look like there will be enough moisture left that rain will change over to some snow Monday night into Tuesday.
TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY: Some snow shower may stick around through early Tuesday.
By late Tuesday an area of high pressure will start to ridge in for the middle of the week. This will allow for calmer weather for mid next week.