EVENING – TONIGHT: An impressive winter storm continues to move to the regions south today. This has allowed for clouds to overspread the forecast zones with snow across the very southern portions of zones 5/6.
Snow will continue across very southern portions of Indiana and Illinois through this evening. By 4-5 PM snow will still be occurring as the system continues to the regions east and northeast.
This evening snow will begin to exit the southern portions of the region from west to east. The main area of snow looks to come to an end around 8-9 PM this evening with a few lingering snow showers remaining behind it.
The latest HRRR model shows another 2-3” possible across very southern Indiana through the evening hours.
Overnight the snow will move out. However, there will be some lingering moisture in the low-levels. With that in place models are suggesting areas of snow showers, freezing drizzle, or freezing fog. While not all places will see this, just be aware the potential is there.
Lows overnight will be in the mid to upper teens. However, with some strong winds in place, possibly gusting to 25-35 mph, wind chills will fall into the single digits.
WEEKEND: An area of high pressure will build into the region over the weekend. This will allow for drier air to work in for the weekend. While some light snow showers could be in place early in the morning Saturday the dry air will work in and allow clouds to erode, and sunshine to break through.
Highs Saturday will be in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s.
Sunday clouds do looks to thicken up across the region as the area of high pressure moves off to the east.
Highs on Sunday will be in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s.
MONDAY – TUESDAY: Monday an area of low pressure will start to approach the region from the west. This will move to the north of the region throughout the day. A cold front will sweep across the region late Monday into early Tuesday. Rain chances will be on the increase through the day Monday, with the better chances from rain coming into the afternoon/evening.
Highs on Monday will be in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s.
Monday night the cold front will move across the region. Behind it cold air will quickly move in dropping temperatures below freezing. With that in mind, any leftover precipitation will transition over to snow showers through the overnight.
Tuesday an upper level disturbance will be moving through the region. While the models aren’t picking up on precipitation I wouldn’t be surprised to see some snow showers from lingering moisture.
Late in the week next week we will be watching the potential for another clipper system that could bring snow to the region. This is something we will watch over the next 7 days for snowfall potential.