December 4, 1:30 PM Weather Forecast Update: Snow Showers & Below Normal Temperatures

Some snow & blustery, cold weather is ahead.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2018 12:38 PM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2018 1:09 PM

There are a few scattered flurries & isolated snow showers developing in the area right now.

Scattered snow showers will bubble up with heating of the day.  Scattered snow showers will last into tonight as shortwave pivots through.

It looks like the heaviest snow showers will occur southwest of our area where sudden heavy snow squalls may dump quick 1-2" amounts from the St. Louis area, through southern Illinois to western Kentucky.

Notice the variable accumulations in the snow showers now-tomorrow morning over the region as a whole.

In our viewing area, the scattered snow showers will result in variable accumulations of a trace to as much as 1".  The best potential of some 1-2" amounts would be in northeastern Jasper & northwestern Pulaski counties (due to lake enhancement).

Flurries & snow showers will exit by late Wednesday morning-midday.  Some clearing is possible in the afternoon.

Wave of steady snow will pass through the viewing area Thursday likely in the 8 a.m.-1 p.m. time frame.  In Greater Lafayette, it may be more like 9-9:30 a.m. when it arrives.

Some scattered snow showers & flurries should follow.

Much of the accumulation will be with the wave of steady snow.

1" or less is likely solid area-wide.  A few isolated amounts of 1-1.4" are possible.  The fast movement of the system will keep totals relatively low.  If it would slow down, then 1-2.5" would seem more reasonable.

Winter storm is likely late week to the weekend from New Mexico to Massachusetts.  Current data continues to suggest a track more to the south, though it is a bit farther north than yesterday's projections.

I am not completely convinced that this will totally miss our area yet.  These often shift north as the last minute.  We will continue to monitor.  Accumulating snowfall still cannot be ruled out for Saturday.

Some ensemble members of the GFS model show 6 of the 20 bring snow to part of the viewing area.  1 of 20 shows significant snowfall accumulation in the area.

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