Believe it or not, another round of snowfall is headed for Greater Lafayette. Gulf moisture being forced northward has met up with super-chilled arctic air over the Great Plains and will drop as much as 3” of accumulation across portions of Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.
As for us, it’s expected that the impacts of that same system will not be as substantial. Current model data suggests that the majority of the organized and heavy snowfall will miss much of the viewing area.
A low swinging up the Ohio Valley will deposit up to 3” of snowfall across the far southern reaches of the state. Further north, an organized band of snow may drop more than 2” of accumulation in spots between late tonight and early tomorrow.
The first of the organized snowfall will reach our northwestern counties between 10:00 P.M. ET and 11:00 P.M. ET. The snow will gradually intensify over our northern half of the region before reaching its peak around 3:00 A.M. ET. The last of the snow should exit east of the viewing area around dawn tomorrow.
While the majority of our region will receive less than an inch of snowfall overnight, portions of our northernmost counties happen fall within the 2”+ zone I mentioned above. Parts of Newton, Jasper, Pulaski and Fulton Counties stand to receive the most snow tonight and early tomorrow.
Our wintry weather will continue for much of the foreseeable future; despite temperatures near 40° in our extended forecast, snow remains in the picture. In fact, another round of snow looks likely Thursday night into Friday and a bout of wintry mixture and snow seems possible over the weekend as well.