Tonight will be cold across central Indiana. Skies have cleared, there is snow on the ground and a dry, arctic air mass is in place.
Temperatures will drop below zero Saturday morning for the first time since February 2015.
With the wind, wind chill values will drop to as low as -11° to -17° during the overnight.
Even with ample sunshine Saturday, temperatures will struggle to reach the teens. It may take several hours for the air temperature to reach double digits.
Winds will be out of the west at 6-13mph keeping wind chills in the single digits. By afternoon, wind chill values will be 0° to 5° at best.
Temperatures should eventually top out between 12° and 15° Saturday afternoon.
COLDEST IN TWO YEARS
Temperatures struggled to reach the teens Friday afternoon. The 11° in Indianapolis is the coldest high temperature since February 19, 2015.
IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE
In the “It Could Always Be Worse” category. You could have been in Wyoming Friday morning where temperatures dropped as low as -40°. That isn’t the wind chill. That is the air temperature!
UPS AND DOWNS AHEAD
We’ve got a wild ride over the next seven days as temperatures span 54° from Sunday morning to Tuesday afternoon.
A cold front will pass through central Indiana late Tuesday, taking temperatures down Wednesday. A warm front passes back over the state late Wednesday night, taking temperatures back in to the 50°s Thursday.
Several question marks are present for Friday and next weekend. Right now, it appears a front will stall over the state. North of the front, temperatures will remain cool. Freezing rain/sleet/snow looks possible. South of the front, temperatures will be warmer – highs in the 40°s – and rain. This will be ironed out over the coming days.