EVENING – TONIGHT: High pressure remains in place at the surface and has allowed for sunny to mostly sunny skies to persist through the daytime hours today.
Through the late evening and overnight clouds will start to increase from west to east across zones 1 and 5 as a clipper system dives in to the region from the northwest.
Through the overnight rain and snow chances will be on the increase across both zones 1 and 5. It looks like isolated to scattered areas of precipitation will move into the forecast areas around midnight.
By 4-5 AM scattered areas of precipitation look to be ongoing across Indiana. With snow across northern zone 1, a rain/snow/sleet mix possible across portions of southern zone one. Then all rain into southern zone 2.
By 7-8 AM rain and snow chances will be on the increase with snow being the primary precipitation type from I-70 north with more of a mix in southern zone 1. Yet all rain still in zone 5.
Lows overnight will be in the low 30’s north to near 40 south.
THURSDAY: As more precipitation works into the forecast area Thursday we will likely see that rain/snow mix persist especially across central/southern zone 1, with all rain in zone 5. However, across northern zone 1 precipitation looks to remain as snow longer. So some “better” accumulations can be expected there.
I do want to mention that across central/southern zone 1 there will be the rain/snow mix. However, what snow does fall as snow will be a very heavy and wet. With ground temperatures just above freezing, most of the snow will likely melt on the roads unless some heavy bursts can be realized, especially south of I-70.
Tomorrow afternoon models are showing a “dry slot” in precipitation across zone 1.
While it won’t actually be a dry slot, the precipitation “gap” will likely be aided by the strong low-level jet moving through at 35-50 mph.
Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 30’s north to mid 40’s south.
Through 7 PM to midnight rain and snow showers will remain possible. However, I think they will likely be isolated to scattered in nature. Better concentrations of snow will be possible across Ohio.
Overnight dry air will quickly work in as high pressure moves into the forecast zones. This will bring any remaining precipitation to an end overnight.
Regarding accumulating snowfall, current thoughts are from roughly Indianapolis to just south of Lafayette will get 1” or less, then just south of Lafayette and north will see 1-3”.
Overnight Thursday into Friday temperatures will drop right at or just below freezing from the I-70 area and northward. So it is worth keeping in mind, any wet surfaces will have the potential to freeze as temperatures drop.
FRIDAY: An area of high pressure will be in control of the weather across the forecast zones on Friday. This will keep us with dry conditions with a mix of sun and clouds.
Highs on Friday will be in the mid 30’s to upper 40’s.
WEEKEND: Saturday morning another area of low pressure will start to move to the north of the forecast area. As it does it will bring a slight chance of some rain and snow showers with it. By 7-8 AM Saturday it looks like some snow showers will be moving to the southeast across the state.
Through the morning the showers will move to the southeast. As they do temperatures will warm, so by 9-10 AM these look to be all rain across the forecast area.
Through the afternoon Saturday the showers will move out and another area of high pressure will start to build in. This may help clear skies somewhat Saturday afternoon giving way to some sunshine.
Highs on Saturday will be in the low 40’s north to mid 50’s south.
The area of high pressure will remain in place during the day on Sunday. I think across Indiana and Ohio mostly sunny skies can be expected.
Highs on Sunday will be pretty nice topping out in the upper 40’s north to around 60 south.
7 DAY FORECAST
THURSDAY: AM SNOW CHANGING OVER TO RAIN THROUGH THE DAY. HIGHS IN THE MID 30’S NORTH TO MID 40’S SOUTH. SOME ACCUMULATING SNOW IN NORTHERN ZONE 1 POSSIBLE. EASTERLY WINDS AT 5-15 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY, RAIN AND SNOW ENDS. LOWS IN THE LOW 20’S NORTH TO MID 30’S SOUTH.
FRIDAY: DECREASING CLOUDS WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 30’S TO UPPER 40’S. EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS AT 5-15 MPH. SOUTHERLY WINDS AT 6-12 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH AN INCREASING CHANCE FOR SNOW NORTH AND RAIN SOUTH. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20’S NORTH TO AROUND 40 SOUTH.
SATURDAY: CLOUDY WITH A 20-30% CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE LOW 40’S TO MID 50’S. SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS AT 5-15 MPH, GUSTING TO 25 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT: DECREASING CLOUDS, RAIN ENDS EARLY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20’S TO UPPER 30’S.
SUNDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY, 20% CHANCE OF PM RAIN WEST. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40’S NORTH TO NEAR 60 SOUTH. SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AT 5-15 MPH, GUSTING TO 20 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30’S TO NEAR 50.
MONDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20% CHANCE FOR RAIN. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50’S NORTH TO UPPER 60’S SOUTH.
MONDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY WITH A 40% CHANCE OF RAIN AND A FEW T’STORMS, MAINLY WEST. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40’S TO UPPER 50’S.
TUESDAY: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY, 30-40% CHANCE OF RAIN AND T’STORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOW 60’S TO LOW 70’S.
TUESDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY WITH A 40-50% CHANCE OF RAIN AND STORMS. LOWS IN THE 50’S.
WEDNESDAY: 40-50% CHANCE OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50’S TO MID 60’S.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: CLOUDY WITH A 30% CHANCE OF RAIN AND STORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40’S TO UPPER 50’S.