Long Range Forecast 17 Jan

Analysis valid 2:00pm EST 17 Jan 2014

Looking long range, a low pressure system begins to move into the Midwest on Tuesday morning, bringing some lake effect snow to Western Michigan and North Central Indiana that persists through much of the day. The band of snow moves eastward throughout the day as the low approaches. The low pressure center situates itself over the Indiana/Illinois border Wednesday morning bringing in some snow in the evening. Accumulations appear to be light with a dusting up to 1”. Temperatures will plunge into the single digits with the passage of this system over much of Indiana with the possibility of the northern half of the state seeing below zero temperatures. Winds out of the northwest will bring the possibility of blowing snow with this system. The coldest temperatures will be seen on Wednesday with much of the state in the single digits or below zero with moderate winds out of the west. Temperatures will “warm up” slightly on Thursday before another cold arctic blast settles into Indiana on Friday. The southern half of the state could see some moderate snow, especially near Evansville Thursday night into Friday morning before this rapidly moving system moves out before noon. Accumulations of 1-3” could be seen, but further analysis will be needed in the coming days.

today's current weather graphic was produced by Grant McKercher