Snow, rain and snow coming to central Indiana through Monday morning

Guardian Radar is tracking snow showers moving through central Indiana Saturday evening.  The snow is developing ahead of a warm front that will eventually lift through the state Sunday morning.

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Light accumulations will be possible, mainly north of I-70, through Sunday morning.  In Indianapolis, we are expecting to see less than an inch of snow.  That should also be the case for much of the Indianapolis metro.

Forecast snow amounts through 7am Monday.

Forecast snow amounts through 7am Monday.

Areas further north – towards Lafayette, Kokomo and Muncie could see 1″ to 2″ of snow by 7am.

We will likely have several dry hours Sunday morning.  But winds will shift around to the south/southwest Sunday drawing up warmer air.  This will cause snow to change over to rain , especially from Indianapolis and south.  If the warmer air comes in over the top of the cooler air at the surface early enough Sunday, there could be a few areas of freezing rain, southwest of Indianapolis, for a brief period of time.  Eventually temperatures at the surface will go above freezing and the rain should quickly melt any ice that forms.  So watch out for some slick spots in the morning.

A cold front will begin to push east across Illinois Sunday.  Ahead of the front, moisture is expected to redevelop over the western part of Indiana by early afternoon.  You can see from the image below that will will likely see snow north, a rain/snow mix through the center, and rain along I-70 and south.

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The precipitation will spread over the state through the rest of the afternoon and continue through the night.

Cold air will begin to move in to the area while pushing the moisture out.  There could be a few hours where rain will change back to snow Sunday evening.

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Our Futureview computer model suggests the change over could start to happen in the Indianapolis metro around 11pm.  As the moisture exits, additional snow could accumulate.

Forecast snowfall through 7am Monday.

Forecast snowfall through 7am Monday.

We are still looking for up to an inch of snow in the Indianapolis metro, but as you go north, the totals could quickly increase.  Areas such as Kokomo could see around 4″ through Monday morning.

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through early Monday morning for the northern third of the state.  Conditions will likely deteriorate throughout the day Sunday.  Some areas in far northern Indiana could get 6″ to 10″ of snow by Monday morning.

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Computer models continue to suggest a couple shots of snow are coming our way over the next seven days.  The other thing you will notice is another arctic blast hitting the state late in the week.

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