- Category Archives Drizzle
Freezing drizzle and areas of light snow will continue into the early afternoon hours before we finally begin to dry things out.
Temperatures are in the upper 20s for most central Indiana communities this morning and it’s not until we get into the early to mid afternoon hours when we anticipate temperatures to climb to around freezing. As a result, slick conditions (especially side streets and back roads) can be expected into the afternoon and evening hours.
Overnight lows tonight will fall into the lower to middle 20s so re-freezing and slick spots on area roadways can be expected into Thursday morning.
Thankfully, a southwesterly air flow and new warming trend will develop through the day Thursday, along with a return of sunshine!
Much more later today on the developing new cold pattern…
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Areas of fog and drizzle will continue this evening before a stronger southwesterly air flow pushes the low clouds and fog north during the overnight. As a cold front draws closer, steadier rains and perhaps even a clap of thunder (especially down state) will arrive Monday morning. Temperatures will remain nearly steady or even rise overnight into the lower 50s.
The frontal passage, itself, will take place Monday evening and may feature a couple of gusty showers, especially across western and central portions of the state.
Temperatures will grow colder Monday night into Tuesday morning and precipitation will end as snow showers Tuesday.
High pressure will build in through midweek and provide dry conditions with increasing sunshine. The midweek stretch will begin seasonable before warming ahead of our next storm system.
That next storm system will deliver rain as early as Friday evening into Saturday. We’ll note an increasingly gusty southwesterly breeze as we wrap up the work week, along with increasing cloudiness.
- Gloomy close to the weekend
- Rain-to-snow early week
- Significant storm next weekend
Drizzle And Fog Develops…Our Saturday opened with plentiful sunshine and milder conditions. Unfortunately, the low cloud deck invaded through the afternoon hours and will take up residence through Sunday. Fog and drizzle will develop tonight and continue through most of Sunday.
Steadier rains will arrive on the scene late Sunday night into Monday morning ahead of an approaching cold front. That cold front will sweep through the state Monday afternoon with additional showers and a dramatic wind shift. Colder air will then press into the region and as wrap around moisture swings through the state, snow showers will develop Tuesday.
As mentioned in previous posts, we’re in a transient and very active regime. Just as soon as the colder air arrives for midweek, we’ll shift our air flow around to the southwest and usher in milder times to close the week. A significant storm system is brewing next weekend. We’ll forecast increasing cloudiness Saturday with rain arriving by afternoon. We’ll have to keep tabs on next Sunday for the possibility of wintry conditions returning…
Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:
- Snowfall: Dusting
- Rainfall: 0.50″ to 1.00″
Happy Friday, friends. We’re still cold this morning, but a look at the change in temperatures compared to 24 hours ago shows the milder trend that will be with us through the upcoming weekend. Highs today will reach the upper 40s and 55-60 Saturday.
Winds will turn strong and gusty out of the southwest this afternoon, noted by the tightly packed isobars (lines of equal pressure) along with considerable mid and high level clouds.
Clouds will lower and thicken Saturday and we may also have to deal with periods of fog, as well. Showers and drizzle will lift into town as the day progresses, especially by afternoon and evening.
We don’t expect heavy rain this weekend. In fact, model data continues to really back off on expected totals. The general consensus is between 0.15″ and 0.25″ across central Indiana.
After a mild Saturday, cooler (but not cold) air will ooze into the Ohio Valley Sunday.
Resurgent cold air will blow into town during the middle and latter portions of the upcoming work week. Highs will return to the 30s with overnight lows in the lower 20s. We’ll likely add scattered snow showers into the mix as well.