February 3, 6 PM Weather Forecast Update

The latest numbers on the snow & ice ahead....

Posted: Feb 3, 2020 3:49 PM
Updated: Feb 3, 2020 5:53 PM

I checked in the West Lafayette records back to 1879 & today's record high is 67 set in 1890, so our high of 61 is no where near that.

Southern Indiana & some areas as far north as the southern Indianapolis metro are seeing their warmest February 3 since 1890 with temperatures as high as 72 across southern Indiana & 69 on the far southside of Indy.

Now, we go from 50s & 60s to 20s with ice & snow & then some single digits & teens.  The 48-hour spring is about to end.

So, isolated showers this evening go to some scattered showers tonight to early tomorrow morning.

Isolated thunder is possible.  We will fall from 51-64 now over the area to 33-48 by tomorrow morning.

A break should then ensue with only some patchy drizzle/freezing drizzle for a while tomorrow.

Late tomorrow to Wednesday morning, some sleet, freezing & snow are likely.

A thin accumulation of ice is possible in the southeastern third of the area.

Otherwise, it looks like less than 1" of snowfall with a band of 1-2" running across the heart of the area.  That band is fluid & may shift as new data arrives.  It may expand or shrink, as well.

Watch for travel impact late tomorrow to Wednesday morning with temperatures falling well into the 20s with strong northeast to north winds to 40 mph (wind chills to 10).

So, any amount of snow or sleet will blow & drift about.

Next round, after some lulling, is later Wednesday to Wednesday night & early Thursday.

Strong northeast to north then northwest winds up to 40 mph will blow & drift any snow about.

Temperatures look to run in the 20s.

3-6" of snow are possible over the northwestern half with 1-3" in the southeastern half.

Thin sleet & freezing rain accumulations in the southeastern third of the area.

20s are likely Thursday with gusty northwest winds & a few snow showers/flurries, followed by a clipper with some minor-accumulating snow late Friday to Saturday.

Gusty winds may accompany that system & blow & drift about any snow. Highs will run in the 20s & 30s.

This one could blow up into a big Nor'Easter with heavy snowfall from North Carolina to Maine.

Freezing rain, sleet, a period of cold rain, then snow is possible Sunday-Monday.

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Warmer, dry weather is ahead for the weekend.
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