Coldest night in nearly eight months

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Computer model projection of temperatures at 5am Sunday.

After a day that brought a passing cold front and snow, temperatures are expected to plunge overnight.  So much, it could be the coldest night in nearly eight months.

Temperatures should fall to the teens in most of central Indiana.  Currently, I’m forecasting a low of 17° in Indianapolis.  If this verifies, this will be the coldest temperature since March 28 when it reached 17°.  Northwestern portions of the viewing area could drop down to the lower teens by Sunday morning.

Winds are expected to increase Saturday night – gusting 25-30mph.  The wind gusts combined with air temperature could produce wind chills in the single digits overnight.

SNOW TOTALS

The weather system that impacted much of the Midwest left it’s mark on central Indiana.  Aided by colder air arriving about 4-hours quicker than originally projected, rain quickly turned over to snow, especially northwest of Indianapolis.  As we projected Friday, highest snow totals came in from northern/northwestern portions of the viewing area.  Here’s a look at the highest totals reported Saturday.

Snow Reports 5 Line

WARM-UP THE TURKEY

The blast of cold air will be short lived.  Medium-range computer models suggest warmer air pushes back to the Midwest ahead of developing storm in the Rocky Mountains mid-week.  At this time, 50°s and perhaps as warm as 60° could be in place for Thanksgiving.

12z Yesterday ECMWF 500mb w SFC Temps

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