Intense Snow Squalls By Evening…

One cold front moved through central Indiana last night with rain showers and a notable wind shift.  A secondary cold front will sweep through the region later this afternoon.  Not only will this deliver reinforcing cold air to wrap up the short work week, but with enough upper level energy and instability, it’ll also serve to ignite some intense snow squalls by evening.  This won’t be a “uniform” snow event, but where the squalls develop, expect rapid reduction in visibility (brief white-out conditions), and a quick coating to 1″ of snow.  Winds will also gust to 40 MPH by evening and overnight.

Here’s an idea of what the radar may look like later this evening:

4p forecast radar
4p forecast radar
6p forecast radar
6p forecast radar
10p forecast radar
10p forecast radar

If you have travel plans this evening into tonight, please allow extra time to reach your destination as these intense snow squalls lead to brief white-outs and quickly create slick travel.  Scattered snow showers will continue into Friday morning, especially across the northern and eastern sections of the state.  Friday will be a cold day as highs top out around 30.

More with an updated 7-day forecast later today!