349 PM EST Mon Feb 8 2016
... Winter returns as snow... wind and cold temperatures combine to
produce hazardous travel conditions at times through Wednesday...
A strong upper level low will settle southeast over northern
Indiana tonight and move slowly east through midweek. The upper
low... increased moisture and northwest winds off Lake Michigan
will result in widespread snow showers and squalls across central
Indiana through Tuesday evening. The snow showers will be less
numerous by Tuesday night and end across northeastern parts of
central Indiana by late Wednesday. In addition... very cold air
will filter in over the Ohio Valley. Highs by Wednesday are not
likely to rise out of the teens with subzero wind chills overnight
Tuesday night and Wednesday morning and again overnight Wednesday
night and Thursday morning.
The combination of snow with wind gusts to 25 mph will produce
blowing snow and near whiteout conditions in heavier
squalls... especially late this afternoon and evening... then again
Tuesday and Tuesday evening. The snow and wind will create
hazardous travel conditions across central Indiana with icy and
snow covered roadways. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible
by late Wednesday with the highest amounts near and east of a
Kokomo to Rushville line. Locally higher amounts will occur where
heavier squalls persist.
Motorists should be alert to slick roads and sudden reductions in
the visibility in snow squalls at times through midweek.
Stay tuned to NWS Indianapolis for forecast updates as this system
moves into the area.