FORECAST UPDATED: 10:30 am Friday, 24 February 2017 by Kevin Burris (email@example.com)
A cold front will move across the state this afternoon bringing thunderstorms and strong winds. Gusts up to 40 mph are expected in all districts this afternoon. Thunderstorms will start in western IN after 12pm, cover the whole state by 6pm, and linger in the eastern half until midnight. Most vigorous and severe storms will be in the eastern districts after 7pm. Some tornadoes are possible, but straight-line wind damage and accidents caused by wind and low visibility will be largest road hazard.
Saturday and Sunday:
Temperatures will drop with the passage of the cold front, placing the northern 2/3 of the state below freezing by Saturday morning. Lingering precipitation associated with the low pressure system brings chances of snow to areas north of I-70 until Saturday afternoon, especially near and immediately southeast of Lake Michigan. Snow accumulation is expected to be negligible. Temperatures across the state continue to drop and stay below freezing overnight Saturday into Sunday, but will climb into the upper 30's by Sunday afternoon.
Another slight chance of precipitation occurs on Monday for the southern half of the state and again on Tuesday for the northern portions, but with temperatures continuing to warm, no road impacts are expected through next week.